GeNERators IV
  North British Geometric Group Theory Network 2011-12

The next meeting of the North British Geometric Group Theory network will be held on Wednesday 21 March 2012 in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.

For previous visitors to ICMS, please note that the location of ICMS moved in February 2010. The meeting is in the NEW location.


Please make your own arrangements for lunch. ICMS is close to the main campus of Edinburgh University. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and sandwich shops in the vicinity, for example in George IV Bridge, Potter Row and Nicholson Street.


1.45 Ian Leary (Southampton)

Platonic Polygonal Complexes

3:00 Gerald Williams (Essex)

Largeness, SQ-universality, and free subgroups of cyclically presented groups

4:00 Tea/Coffee Break

4.30 Andrew Sale (Oxford)

Finding Short Conjugators in Wreath Products and Free Solvable Groups

There will be an early evening meal in Edinburgh, for all who are able to stay. Please let us know by Monday 19 March if you wish to come to the meal: email


Click here for a map and directions to ICMS. Waverley Station is towards the top of this map, adjacent to Waverley Bridge. It is about 10 minutes walk from the station to ICMS.

This meeting is the 27th in the (now renamed) North British Geometric Group Theory Network, organized by group theorists at the Universities of Durham, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, York, Newcastle and Heriot-Watt University.

It is partially supported by a Scheme 3 grant from the London Mathematical Society, and by grants from the Edinburgh Mathematical Society Research Support Fund and the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Learning and Research Support Fund.

The Mastermind is Sarah Rees.

The local organiser for this meeting is Jim Howie

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