WIMCS institutions offer graduate courses, lectures and seminars from time to time. For details, the contact persons are:

Aberystwyth: Professor John Gough

Bangor: Professor Nigel W John

Cardiff: Professor Russell Davies

South Wales: Professor Ron Wiltshire

Swansea: Professor Niels Jacob


Taught Course Centre

The Taught Course Centre (TCC) is a collaboration between the Mathematics Departments at the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Imperial, Oxford and Warwick. By arrangement, WIMCS institutions can participate in TCC lectures. The Centre is supported by a grant from the EPSRC and aims to offer graduate level courses over the academic year. Access Grid technology is used so that audiences can participate in the lectures.

WICMS audiences can enrol on this and other TCC lecture courses.

For technical reasons, the TCC can link up live with only one WIMCS institution at any one time.

If you are interested in linking to view or enrol on a TCC course, contact Dr Ian Davies

Magic Lectures

The organisers currently have kindly allowed WIMCS access to these lectures:

WIMCS students who would like to view MAGIC lectures are most welcome to do so.
An access grid room with IOCOM software is needed.

The lectures take place in the MAGIC virtual room
(go to and select MAGIC under insititution rooms ).

The lecture schedule and timetale can be found at Lecture Schedule

Operational Research Taught Course Centre

NATCOR (National Taught Course Centre in Operational Research) is a collaboration between six universities (of which Cardiff University is one) to develop and deliver taught courses in Operational Research

(OR) to PhD students, and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). NATCOR's programme comprises of five blocks of content, each of which has as its focus a one week

(Monday to Friday) residential course. Topics cover: Stochastic Modelling, Simulation, Heuristics and Approximation Algorithms, Convex Optimization, and Combinatorial Optimization.

Graduate Lectures, Seminars and Workshops

Aberystwyth Seminar Programme details can be found here

Cardiff Seminar Programme details can be found here

Swansea Seminar Programme details can be found here


2014/15 Graduate Lecture Programme

Thu 23 Sept 2014 11am Glyndwr E Swansea Prof. Arieh Iserles (Cambridge) Title: Highly oscillatory quadrature without the pain


Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computatuional Sciences