Round 2, 2020

  • When
    • 5.00 on Friday 20 to 2.30 on Sunday 22 March 2020.
  • Where
  • How much?
    • Round 2 is entirely free both to competitors and to their schools; so there’s no charge for accommodation, meals or the event itself. This is because of the generosity of your host, the University of Greenwich’s Department of Literature, Language and Theatre. All you need to pay for is your travel, and even there we offer bursaries (see below).
  • What?
    • The programme for the weekend:
    • Friday
      • 5.30-6.15 Arrive at the hotel (Ibis London Greenwich) or at Greenwich Station (DLR or Rail), where (by arrangement) you will be met.
      • 18:30: Welcome to the second round of the 10th edition of the UK Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO)
        • Venue: King William 303 (see the campus map above)
      • 19:00: Curiosities of Counting, Alex Bellos
      • 19:45: Round Table on Maths and Language Analysis with:
        • María J Arche, (Linguist, University of Greenwich) 
        • Alex Bellos (Mathematician)
        • Paul Glaister (Mathematician, University of Reading, Former Chair of the Joint Mathematical Council of the UK (JMC)
        • Vera Hohaus (Linguist, The University of Manchester)
        • Richard Hudson (Linguist, UCL and BA Fellow, UKLO chair)
        • Tony Mann (Mathematician, University of Greenwich)
        • Neil Saunders (Mathematician, University of Greenwich)
        • Neil Sheldon (Statistician, UKLO Vice-Chair)
        • Graeme Trousdale (Linguist, UKLO trainer)
    • Saturday (more details to follow)
      • 8.00: breakfast
      • 9-12.30 work! 
      • 12.30-1.30: lunch
      • 1.30-5.00: work!
      • 5.00: dinner
      • evening: your free time.
    • Sunday
      • 8.00: breakfast
      • 9.00-12.00: Round 2 competition
      • 12.30: lunch
      • 1.30: review the event
      • 2.00: say farewells.
  • Travel
    • Please aim to arrive between 5.30 and 6.15 on Friday.
    • We can offer travel bursaries to help with travel costs. Please write to Dick Hudson if you’d like to apply for one.
    • Gary Wood and Hannah Leach are in charge of logistics for your travel, so if you need advice please contact them. They will circulate a message asking for your travel details so that they can make arrangements for welcoming you and, if need be, put you in touch with others making similar journeys.
  • Who
    • Competitors. The following (in alphabetical order) have been invited to the competition. Congratulations to all of them! Those who are marked with * took part in Round 2 in previous years.
Adrian Sahani Westminster School
*Alex Robson The Judd School
*Alex Walker The Perse School, Cambridge
Alexandra Claessens Newstead Wood School
*Benedict Randall Shaw Westminster School
Daniel Kaddaj Westminster School
*Hari Prasad The Perse School, Cambridge
*Harrison Moore The Judd School
*Kilian Meissner The Perse School, Cambridge
Matthew [withheld] Hampton School
Micah Chote City of London School
Pallav [withheld] Hampton School
Peter Brealey Winchester College
Raka Chattopadhyay The Queen’s School
*Robert Bennett Thomas Hardye School
*Sam Corner

*Sarah Henderson

Exeter Mathematics School

Highgate School

*Simeon Hellsten Bournemouth School
Soren Choi Westminster School
    • Tutor
      • Neil Sheldon
      • Graeme Trousdale
      • Sam Ahmed
      • Liam McKnight
      • Neema Kotonya
      • For more details, see the booklet (to follow shortly)
  • Photos
    • Watch this space!