The COW seminar is an algebraic geometry seminar, so called because it originally met in Cambridge, Oxford or Warwick. The COW has since grown and meetings, of which there are several each term, are now held in locations across the southern United Kingdom.
The links below should help you to find what you are looking for. You can also reach the same pages from the navigation bar on the left.
General organisation of the COW seminar is currently carried out by a small group of cowherds, consisting of:
- Anne-Sophie Kaloghiros (Brunel)
- Timothy Logvinenko (Cardiff)
- Clélia Pech (Kent)
- Alan Thompson (Loughborough)
For the first 25 years of its existence, the COW seminar was run by Miles Reid (Warwick) and Gregory Sankaran (Bath), who still maintain an active interest in its organisation. We also have an extensive network of local organisers, who assist with the planning of meetings.
Details of upcoming meetings may be obtained by clicking the links below. Details for the next meeting may also be obtained by clicking on the link in the navigation bar.
- University of Cambridge, Thursday 7th February
- Cardiff University, Thursday 28th February
- University of Birmingham, Wednesday 20th March
Funding and Expense Claims
The COW seminar is funded by the London Mathematical Society under a scheme 3 grant. The funds are held at the University of Kent. To claim reimbursement for travel expenses incurred attending COW meetings, please complete the following form:
After completing the form, please attach your original receipts and post to the following address:
University of Kent
If you wish to claim for travel by car, make a note of the number of miles that you drove (M), the number of passengers (not including the driver) (P), and the names of any passengers in the "Justification of Expense Claim" field, then compute the reimbursement amount (in pounds) using the formula (0.45+0.05P)*M.
But Where Are All the Cows?
This page is maintained by Alan Thompson and was last updated on 07/12/18. Please email comments and corrections to A.M.Thompson (at) lboro.ac.uk.