COW seminar

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The COW seminar is an Algebraic geometry seminar which is so called because it originally met in Cambridge, Oxford or Warwick. Meetings, of which there are several every term, are now also regularly held in Bath and London (Imperial College) and occasionally in other places.

The general organisers are Miles Reid at Warwick and Gregory Sankaran at Bath. Many other people help.

The COW seminar is funded by the London Mathematical Society. The funds are held at Bath. To claim your travel expenses you have to fill in a Bath travel claim form (the word COW should appear prominently) and post it to Finance Secretary, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY.


Next meeting

Cardiff, Thursday 23rd=Friday 24th February 2017
There will be a joint two-day meeting of COW and Calf in Cardiff. Full details are yet to be determined but they will be posted at the
separate page for this event.

Bar cow
Social programme The preferred pub in Cardiff is Y Mochyn Du, next to Sophia Gardens cricket ground, but particular arrangements may apply this time.

When a COW meeting is planned, a copy of the announcement suitable for printing and displaying on a notice board is made available. This also carries abstracts.

Future meetings

Some more meetings will be planned shortly

Sources of information

Other events

Previous meetings

Historic COWs: 1995-96; 1996-97; 1997-98; 1998-99; 1999-2000; 2000-01; 2001-02; 2002-03; 2003-04; 2004-05; 2005-06; 2006-07; 2007-08; 2008-09; 2009-10; 2010-11; 2011-12; 2012-13; 2013-14; 2014-15; 2015-16.

The drawing of the cow at the top of this page was created by Sketch the Cow (

We are sorry if you thought this page was going to be really about cows and were disappointed.