15th Galway Topology Colloquium

9th-11th July 2012 at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

A list of participants and contact details is now available here.

Conference photos can be found here.

Presentations can be found in the attachments list at the bottom of this page.

The Galway Topology Colloquium was created in 1997 in Galway with the intention of encouraging graduate students studying Analytic and Set Theoretic Topology to present their findings to a professional, supportive, and inquisitive audience. It is also the established annual arena to bring together British and Irish analytic and set-theoretic topologists to collaborate on their research. Its particular focus is on the active participation of all who attend to promote a spirit of training, learning and communicating. The atmosphere is informal and graduate students are especially encouraged to participate.

This year the colloquium will be held in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, from the 9th to the 11th of July.

It is a pleasure to have the following as invited speakers:

•A. V. Arhangel'skii
•Alan Dow
•Aisling McCluskey
•Jan van Mill
•Frank Tall
•V V Tkachuk

We would like to express our thanks for the generous support we are receiving from the London Mathematical Society and the Oxford Mathematical Institute.


Abstracts for talks are handled via the atlas. Please make use of the links below. Talks should be around 25 minutes in length. 5 minutes will be allowed for questions at the end of each talk.

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A full schedule for the conference is available here.

Registration and accomodation

Unfortunately, registration has now been closed.

We have arranged for university accommodation for conference participants at a highly competitive rate of £38 per night including breakfast. Each room is ensuite, and includes breakfast and free internet. There are also rooms available for frail or disabled participants; if such a room is required, please email GalwayTopologyColloquium15@gmail.com. Housing is located about a 15 minute walk from the Mathematical Institute, where the conference is taking place. These are likely to be the least expensive private, ensuite rooms one may find in Oxford. However, some alternatives within easy walking distance include:


Central Backpackers

The Buttery Hotel

Oxford Rooms

(Please note: some of these college rooms may be quite a distance from the Mathematical Institute, and one should therefore check the distance before committing to the transaction.)

Olympic torch relay and travel to and from Oxford
The olympic torch relay will pass through Oxford on the 9th July. This may well make travel in and out of Oxford on this day considerably more difficult than usual. Attendees are asked to bear this in mind if choosing alternative accomodation or wishing to stay outside of the city. 

Directions and travel

Information on directions to the main buildings from the main public transport links can be found here.

For those travelling by air, London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports are connected to Oxford via the airline coach service. Coaches to and from Luton and Stansted are provided by the National Express coach service.

The Oxford Tube provides regular buses to and from the centre of London, while there are frequent direct trains from London's Paddington station to Oxford. The national rail website provides a search facility for trains from other parts of the United Kingdom. National Express coaches provide bus services to and from various parts of the UK to and from Oxford; see the website for details.


The currency used in Britain is British Pound Sterling. Currency can be exchanged in a variety of places in Oxford, including the Post Office on St.Aldates.


If you are not an EU passport holder then you should check at the UK border agency whether you need a visa for UK entry, and to find out how to apply for one. Please note that the UK is not part of the Schengen Agreement.

Financial Assistance

We have a limited amount of financial assistance for research students studying at UK institutions. To apply, please send an email to GalwayTopologyColloquium15@gmail.com. Conference related costs should be purchased as normal, as the assistant will be paid on your arrival at the colloquium.