The Alan Tayler Lecture 2023

Join us for the Alan Tayler Lecture 2023, taking place on Monday 30 October at 5pm in the Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre.

Professor Eddie Wilson, Chair in Intelligent Transport Systems, University of Bristol

Title: The Maths (and Engineering) of Moving People and Things Around


16.30 – Tea in the Mary Sunley Foyer
17.00 – Lecture begins in the Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
18.00 – Drinks in the Mary Sunley Foyer

About the lecture series

St Catherine’s College has a long tradition in applied and industrial mathematics and has hosted an annual series of lectures on Mathematics and its Applications since 1986. In 1995, the series was renamed in memory of Alan Tayler, in tribute to his efforts and achievements in this field. Alan was the first Fellow in Applied Mathematics to be appointed at St Catherine’s. His lifelong commitment was to the practical application of mathematical ideas to problems in science and industry. His vision continues to inspire many national and international collaborations on the theme of mathematics-in-industry.

Smith Institute provides system-level thinking underpinned by the mathematical sciences, combining academic excellence with business understanding. We enable companies and government to improve products, processes, services and strategy through the application of cutting-edge mathematical thinking.  Alan was a founding member of the Institute’s Council in 1993. The Institute benefited greatly from his energy and vision, and we are delighted to support the annual Alan Tayler Lecture.


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30 October, 2023




The Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre

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