Branch Events

2018/19 Branch Events Calendar

 

Exeter Branch Meeting title tbc

26 June 2019

Branch:  Exeter MA/ATM

Title:  tbc

Presenter:    tbc

Date:  Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Time:  tba      

Summary/Abstract:  awaited

Venue Location/Address:  tba

Cost:    tba

Contact:  Please email Richard Perring


Every classroom has a mix of attainments and future potentials.

10 June 2019

MA ATM Cambridge Branch

Title:  Every classroom has a mix of attainments and future potentials.

Presenter: Mike Ollerton

Date:   Monday, 10 June 2019

Time:  4.30-6.00, doors open at 4

Summary:  Mike is passionate about making mathematics accessible, interesting and enjoyable to those he teaches so prepare for a hands on session to end the year!

Venue:  Hosted by Faculty of Education, Donald Macintyre Building, 184 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PQ

Branch Contact name/email:  Lynne McClure

Door Charge:  Members free, non-members £5


To Infinity and Beyond

3 April 2019

Branch:            Yorkshire Branch

Title:                To Infinity and Beyond

Presenter:       Dr Katie Chicot

Date:               Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Time:                

Summary:        W P Milne Lecture for Sixth Formers

Venue:             University of Leeds, School of Mathematics, Room MALL 1, Leeds LS2 9JT

Contact:          Alan Slomson 

Cost:   


Variation Theory – dispelling the myths

19 March 2019

MA ATM Cambridge Branch

Title:  Variation Theory – dispelling the myths

Presenter: Geoff Wake and Lucy Rycroft-Smith

Date:   Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Time:  4.30-6.00, doors open at 4

Summary:  Variation theory is much talked about and often misunderstood. Come and discuss what it is and ways of incorporating it into classroom practice.

Venue:  Hosted by NRICH, Centre of Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA

Branch Contact name/email:  Lynne McClure

Door Charge:  Members free, non-members £5


Enriching the teaching of A-level Statistics: a Study Day for Teachers

9 March 2019

Branch:            Yorkshire Branch

Title:                Enriching the teaching of A-level Statistics: a Study Day for Teachers

Presenter:       Stella Dudzic and Darren Macey

Date:               Saturday, 9th March 2019

Time:                

Summary:        

Venue:           University of Leeds, School of Mathematics, Room MALL 1, Leeds LS2 9JT

Contact:         Alan Slomson 

Cost:               


Are women safer drivers? Are Saudi Arabia women safe drivers?

13 February 2019

Branch:  Liverpool

Title:  Are women safer drivers? Are Saudi Arabia women safe drivers?

Presenter: Corina Constantinescu, University of Liverpool.

Date:  Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019

Time:   5pm

Summary:  Pricing car insurance is a complex mathematical problem. It accounts for the likelihood of having a future accident/claim. Many factors could describe this likelihood, one of them being the age and another one the gender of the driver. What do you think could happen in Saudi Arabia where women were recently allowed to drive, and all of a sudden the drivers’ population will have women of all ages as new drivers? Should we expect more accidents? Or fewer? More severe, or less severe? Should the insurance companies charge women more than men? Let's try to answer these together.

This talk is for Year 11 up, teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications.

 

Venue:  tbc

Venue Address: 

Contact email:  Peter Giblin  

Door Charge:  Free to all students and members of LivMS. Others pay £4.


Algebradabera!

6 February 2019

Branch: Exeter MA/ATM

Title:  Algebradabera!

Presenter:  Dietmar Küchemann

Date:  6 February 2019

Time:   6.15pm – 8pm (coffee from 6pm)

SummaryIn early 2018, Dietmar started posting sets of algebra tasks on Twitter (via his alter ego @ProfSmudge) and writing more extensively about them in a blog at http://mathsmed.co.uk/ALGblog/.  The tasks are intended to help students make sense of school algebra, by focussing on structure. Some of the tasks will help teachers, as well as students, think about the ‘purpose and utility’ of algebra.  In this interactive session, Dietmar will work through some of the tasks and consider how they might be used in the classroom and will share any experiences participants might have had of trying them with their students.  In the past 10 years Dietmar has worked mainly on the ICCAMS project, where, through close collaboration with teachers and interviews with small groups of students, he helped develop lesson materials in algebra and multiplicative reasoning.  The focus has been on Key Stage 3, though the materials are also relevant to younger and older age groups.  Dietmar is now semi-retired and divides his time between London and a quiet retreat on the edge of Exmoor.

Suitable for teachers of mathematics from upper primary or secondary schools.

Venue:  Exeter Mathematics School, Rougemont House, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3PU

Cost:  Free

Contact:  Please email Richard Perring as spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.


Topics in Depth / Asking Better Questions

19 January 2019

Branch:  London

Title:  Topics in Depth / Asking Better Questions

Presenters: Jo Morgan and Ed Southall

Summary:  For our third session of the year we are very lucky to have two sessions led by two fantastic maths teachers.  Jo is a Lead Practitioner at Harris Federation in London.  She writes the website Resourceaholic where she shares teaching ideas and resources for secondary mathematics. Jo is a member of the TES Maths Panel and AQA Expert Panel and a regular guest on Mr Barton's podcast.  Jo's workshop is about the process of teaching a topic in depth. The focus will be on index notation and index laws. In this session, teachers will reflect on their approaches, consider misconceptions and best practice, and discover new resources to use in their lessons.

Ed has taught in education for 14 years in a variety of roles and is currently the PGCE course leader at Huddersfield University, and a maths education specialist for both Primary and Secondary teacher training. He is currently studying for a PhD and is the author of two books, "Yes, But Why: Teaching for Understanding in Mathematics" and 'Geometry Snacks' with Vincent Pantaloni. Ed blogs at SolveMyMaths .  Ed's session will look at "Asking Better Questions". Enhanced subject knowledge can lead to stronger, deeper questions that allow for teachers to uncover more misconceptions and analyse how much students understand topics beyond algorithms.

Date:   19th January 2019

Time:  10 am - 12.30 pm

Venue:  UCL Institute of Education

Venue Address:  Room 802/804, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.

Branch Contact :  Mark Horley 

Door Charge:  £10  collected in cash on the door, unless you have already attended an event this academic year and already paid your £10.  All sessions are free for Trainee Teachers in their initial training year.

Please sign up via Eventbrite.


Enigma and the Secret World of Code Breaking

13 December 2018

Liverpool Branch

CHRISTMAS LECTURE - sponsored by Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool

Title:  Enigma and the Secret World of Code Breaking

Presenter: James Grime, University of Cambridge.

Date:  Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

Time:  2pm

Summary:  For as long as we have had secrets we have had secret messages. We present a look at the fascinating history and mathematics of codes and code breaking - from ancient Greece to the present day - including a demonstration of an original WWII Enigma Machine!

Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker. James now runs The Enigma Project and travels the world giving public talks on the history and mathematics of codes and code breaking. James is also a presenter of the YouTube channel numberphile.

 

Venue:  tbc

Venue Address: 

Contact email:  Peter Giblin  

Door Charge:  tbc


Our Famous Christmas Quiz!

4 December 2018

Branch:          Yorkshire Branch 

Title:                Our Famous Christmas Quiz!

Presenter:       YBMA reps

Date:               Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Time:               7.30 pm

Summary:       Seasonal refreshments and prizes for all!

Venue:            University of Leeds, School of Mathematics, Room MALL 1, Leeds LS2 9JT

Contact:          Alan Slomson 

Cost:               


The Room in the Elephant

4 December 2018

Branch Event:  Sussex

Title:  The Room in the Elephant

Suitable for students in Y9-Y13, this is a talk about many aspects of area, but not the aspects found in textbooks!

Presenter: Chris Pritchard

Date: Tuesday, 4th December 2018   

Time:  4:30pm

Venue:  Lancing College,

Venue Address:  Lancing, BN15 0RW

Branch Contact name/email:  Dr. Paul Harris  p.j.harris@brighton.ac.uk

Door Charge:  n/a


Every class is a mixed attainment class

24 November 2018

Branch:  London

Title:  Every class is a mixed attainment class

Summary:  In this session we start with the idea that every class contains students with a mix of attainments, interests, stickability, and stuckability! As such offering students accessible tasks which can be developed to different depths is an essential part of lesson planning.  Participants will be invited to work on some mathematics and intersperse this with discussions about how any of the tasks might be simplified or extended.  The tasks will be suitable for learners from Year 5 to Year 11 but it is likely that the ideas will be applicable to all ages. 

Presenter: Mike Ollerton

Date:   24th November 2018

Time:  10 am – 12.30 pm

Venue:  UCL Institute of Education

Venue Address:  Room 802/804, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.

Branch Contact :  Mark Horley 

Door Charge:  £10  collected in cash on the door, unless you have already attended an event this academic year and already paid your £10.  All sessions are free for Trainee Teachers in their initial training year.

Please sign up via Eventbrite.


Research round-up

15 November 2018

MA ATM Cambridge Branch

Title:  Research round-up

Presenter:  various

Date:   Thursday, 15 November 2018

Time:  4.30-6.00, doors open at 4pm

Summary:  A repeat of our very popular session last year in which local teachers and researchers invite us to share, question and comment on the findings of their latest research.

Venue:  Cambridge University Primary School partnered with the Chartered College, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB03 0Q

Branch Contact name/email:  Lynne McClure

Door Charge:  Members free, non-members £5


Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract

18 October 2018

Branch:           MA ATM Birmingham Branch

Title:               Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract

Presenters:    Elizabeth Bridgett (Mathematics Mastery)

Date:              Thursday, 18th October 2018

Time:              7pm for 7.15pm start. Finish 8.45pm

Summary:      In this session we will look at how a Concrete Pictorial Abstract approach can be used to both support and challenge school students of all ages.  We will consider how this approach can strengthen conceptual understanding and develop problem solving in all students.  Expect to do lots of maths.

Venue:           School of Education, University of Birmingham, Room G39 (Ground floor)

Cost:               Free if you are a member of the MA or ATM, otherwise £2

Contact:         Please email Tom Francome at  to help him refreshment numbers.


A Lesson Without Opportunity To Generalise Mathematically, Is Not A Mathematics Lesson

15 October 2018

Event Title:  A Lesson Without Opportunity To Generalise Mathematically, Is Not A Mathematics Lesson

Presenter:  John Mason

Summary:  Participants will be invited to consider this conjecture by engaging in tasks which highlight the central role of generalisation in every mathematics lesson, from KS1 through KS4 (and of course beyond!).

Date:  15th October 2018  (NB date was 30/10/18)

Time:   4.30 pm  (refreshments 4 pm)

Venue:  London Road Campus, University of Reading

Cost:  £5 (includes a £5 book token redeemable at bookstalls on the day)

Branch Contact name:  Please email any enquiries to Laura Teague


Computing the Future

11 October 2018

Branch:  Liverpool

Title:  Computing the Future

Presenter: Richard Pinch (formerly Strategic Advisor, Mathematics and Security Research at GCHQ)

Date:  Thursday 11 Oct 2018

Time:  5.30pm – 6.30pm

Summary: New ways of computing, not based on the further micro-miniaturisation of silicon circuits, are emerging as practical realities. The arrival of quantum computing is now a practical consideration for large companies and national and international bodies; and looking a little further ahead, data storage and processing based on the biological properties of DNA have been demonstrated in the laboratory.

Quantum computing is the new buzzword -- Richard Pinch has been looking into what computers will look like after quantum tech arrives and what newer ideas are still on the drawing board. Mathematics -- old, new and as yet unknown -- will be the key to developing and exploiting these new technologies.

This talk is for Year 11 up, teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications.

 

Venue:  tbc

Venue Address: 

Branch Contact email:   Peter Giblin

Door Charge:  Free to all students and members of LivMS. Others pay £4.


Developing mathematical fluency through 'Etudes'

6 October 2018

Branch:  London

Title: Developing mathematical fluency through "Etudes"

Summary:  This session will explore some ‘mathematical etudes’ that are intended to develop students’ fluency in important mathematical processes in ways that are more interesting than traditional exercises.

For our first session of the year, we are thrilled to welcome Colin Foster, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Research in the School of Education at the University of Leicester.  Colin has written nearly 200 articles, both academic papers and articles for teacher professional journals, as well as 13 books many of which can be freely accessed at http://www.foster77.co.uk .  In this session, Colin will share some ‘mathematical etudes’ that are intended to develop students’ fluency in important mathematical processes in ways that are more interesting than traditional exercises. We will discuss how such tasks can be designed and used in the classroom.

Presenter: Colin Foster

Date:   Saturday, 6th October

Time:  10 am to 12.30 pm

Venue:  UCL Institute of Education

Venue Address:  Room 802/804, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.

Branch Contact name and email:  Mark Horley 

Door Charge:  £10  (cash to be collected on the day) which will also cover you for the 5 remaining sessions of the 18/19 academic year. Free for Trainee Teachers in their ITT year.  Receipts will be provided on request.

Please sign up via Eventbrite.


The Fabulous Fibonacci Zoo and Other Animals

26 September 2018

Branch Event:  Sussex

Title:  The Fabulous Fibonacci Zoo and Other Animals

What’s special and magical about this set of numbers – their habitat, their behaviour and their unique character.  But then we look at all the related species and see that there is more – much more – going on.  Designed to engage and enthuse students pursuing ‘A’ level mathematics.

Presenter: Barry Lewis

Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018        

Time:  4:30pm

Venue:  Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC)

Venue Address:  205 Dyke Road, Hove BN3 6EG

Branch Contact name/email:  Dr. Paul Harris  p.j.harris@brighton.ac.uk

Door Charge:  n/a


Numbers of Formats of Numbers

26 September 2018

Exeter MA/ATM

Title:            Numbers of Formats of Numbers

Presenter:       John Mason and Anne Watson

Date:               Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Time:               6pm coffee.  Talk 6.15pm – 8pm

Summary/Abstract:  Appreciating multiplicative relationships is one of the challenges faced by many children.  We suspect that encountering a variety of formats for number early on could enrich children’s experience, appreciate and comprehension of number.  Participants will be invited to engage with a variety of tasks based on making sense of various number formats, providing access to topics often delayed until secondary or later

Suitable for both primary and secondary teachers of mathematics.

Venue:  Exeter Mathematics School

Address:  Rougemont House, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3PU

Cost:    Free

Contact:  Please contact Richard Perring at  as spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.


Practising Mathematics - Developing the Mathematician as Well as the Mathematics

30 June 2018

East Midlands Joint MA/ATM Branch

Title:   Practising Mathematics - Developing the Mathematician as Well as the Mathematics

Presenters:  Dave Hewitt and Tom Francome

When:  Saturday, 30th June

Time: 9:00am-12:15pm

Where: Fraser Noble Hall, Leicester University, Leicester, LE1 7RA

Summary: Practising Mathematics offers a wide selection of ideas for practising the content of the upper primary and secondary mathematics curriculum.  This fascinating session aims to develop the reasoning and problem solving skills that are so vital for success in school and beyond.

Practising Mathematics is an ATM publication that contains a collection of tasks and activities from numerous areas of the mathematics curriculum, including Number Work, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Statistics.

The session will be mainly aimed at Upper KS2, KS3, KS4 but ALL are welcome to attend as there’s sure to be something useful to everyone in the session.

Both MA and ATM Bookstalls will be available at break.  Arrive 9:00am for 9:30am start.

Please sign up using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-midlands-maatm-event-dave-hewitt-tom-francome-tickets-43507996589?aff=es2


Mathematical Games Extravaganza

14 June 2018

Cambridge MA ATM Branch Meeting

Title:  Mathematical Games Extravaganza

Presenters: Cambridge Maths team

Date: Thursday, 14th June 2018

Venue: MAB Building, Faculty of Education, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PQ

Time:   5 pm – 6.30 pm (4.30 pm coffee and networking)

Contact: To book a place please email Lynne McClure

 


A story of Mathematics told through my stamp collection

9 June 2018

Branch:            Yorkshire Branch

Title:                A story of Mathematics told through my stamp collection

Presenter:       Jane Turnbull - YBMA

Date:               Saturday,  9th June 2018

Time:               2pm for 2:30pm

Summary:       A chance to have a look at some of my stamp (and other related philatelic items) collection which tells a history of mathematics. You will be able to hear about a selection of my favourite bits and for those of you who enjoyed the talk last year there will definitely be a new selection for you to see.

Venue:             University of Leeds,  School of Mathematics, Room MALL 1, Leeds LS2 9JT

Contact:          Alan Slomson  

Extra Note:      The YBMA AGM (at the same venue) will follow this presentation.


Ideas on how to develop P4C in mathematics

23 May 2018

Branch:  Sheffield

TitleIdeas on how to develop P4C in mathematics

Presenter: Fufy Demissie and others

Date:   Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Time:  4.30 - 6 pm

Summary:  You are warmly invited to the first branch meeting of The Maths Association at Sheffield Hallam University.  This is an exciting opportunity to bring educators from around South Yorkshire together to share ideas and challenge thinking on how mathematics can transform lives in people of different ages, in many different ways.  There will be a contribution from Fufy Demissie who will share some ideas on how to develop P4C in mathematics, which ties in well with some of the ideas around developing talk and thinking in mathematics. 

Venue:  Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street Building, Room 12.2.18

Branch Contact name/email:  Lisa Ashmore - L.Ashmore@shu.ac.uk

Door Charge:  n/a

 

Tried and Tested

10 March 2018

Branch:  Meridian

Title:  Tried and Tested

Presenter:   Netty Glatter

Summary: The speaker will be bringing some resources she uses in the classroom and then we’re asking everyone to share some resources that they have created/adapted.  This session will be directly relevant to the teachers’ classroom needs rather than ivory tower speculation.

Date:  Saturday, 10 March 2018

Time:  9:30 to 12:30 

Venue: Abbey Junior School’s Abbey Gardens, Northumberland Ave, Reading RG2 7AQ

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Do You Teach Maths?

22 March 2018

Joint MA ATM Cambridge Branch Meeting

Date: 22nd March 2018

Venue: University of Cambridge Primary School, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0QZ (public car parking available nearby).

Time:   5 pm – 6.30 pm (4.30 pm coffee and networking)

Cost: Free for members of MA or ATM (please have your membership number) or £2 student, £5 others

Contact: To book a place please email Lynne McClure  

Please let Lynne know by 15th March enough biscuits are bought!

 


W P Milne Lecture for Sixth Formers: Are large databases good for your health?

21 March 2018

Branch:            Yorkshire Branch

Title:                W P Milne Lecture for Sixth Formers - Are large databases good for your health?

Presenter:       Dr Paul Baxter – Associate Professor in Biostatistics - University of Leeds

Date:               Wednesday, March 21st 2018

Time:               2.30pm-3.30pm

Summary:       The big increase in computing power over recent years has made it possible to routinely record large volumes of information about our daily lives (and especially our health). Statistics is the essential tool for making sense of the huge quantities of data available. There are many exciting challenges – often the data that are missing or poorly recorded are at least as informative as the data that are present. The real strength of such databases comes when they are linked together to see the bigger picture, but how do we do this, and should we worry that our privacy is being invaded? In this talk we look at these issues through examples ranging from goals in world cup football to survival following a heart attack.

This lecture forms part of the Leeds Festival of Science. Places at the lecture are free but must be booked in advance.

Venue:             University of Leeds, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, Leeds LS2 9JT

Contact:          Alan Slomson  

                        Places at the lecture are free but must be booked in advance.


Enriching the teaching of A level mathematics: a study day for teachers.

10 March 2018

Branch:            Yorkshire Branch

Title:                Enriching the teaching of A level mathematics: a study day for teachers.

Presenters:     Tom Roper (pre-lunch) Lizzie Kimber (post-lunch)

Date:               Saturday, 10th March 2018

Time:               11am for 11:15am

Summary:

Pre-lunch session Tom Roper

Teaching mechanics: assumptions, misconceptions and Newton’s Laws
This workshop will cover basic assumptions, misconceptions and Newton’s Laws in the teaching of mechanics. There will be many activities used that can be taken very easily directly into the classroom

After lunch session Lizzie Kimber

Using rich tasks for teaching A level Mathematics
We will work together on some rich tasks offered by Underground Mathematics and consider the different ways in which the resources could be used to develop students' mathematical thinking. We will also discuss how classroom video clips can be used for teacher professional development.

Venue:            University of Leeds, School of Mathematics, Room MALL 1, Leeds LS2 9JT

Contact:          For more details and to register for the study day please e-mail Alan Slomson.


Encouraging Curiosity in Mathematics

3 March 2018

MA ATM London Branch

Presenter: Charlie Gilderdale

Title: Encouraging Curiosity in Mathematics 

Summary: We all know that Charlie will come with some amazing problems. Deceptively simple, but everyone will get their deep thinking brains in gear. Nrich is producing new resources that will encourage curiosity in mathematics. Charlie will be introducing resources from this new project. Always a magical event.

Date: Saturday 3 March 2018

Time: 10:00 to 12:30

Venue: University College London, Institute of Education (UCL/IOE) Room 802 and 804, Main Building on Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Contact: Chris Olley


East Midlands MA/ATM Branch Session

24 February 2018

MA ATM East Midlands

Presenter: Don Steward

Summary:  School mathematics is an interconnected subject, an elegant whole.  Arguably, as the National Curriculum implores, it is most helpful for students to be able to shift fluently between representations of mathematical ideas – so they feel their attainment is lifted and to enhance a personal appreciation of the subject.  This session aims to illuminate the nature of the subject by linking skills, concepts and problem solving approaches within a range of tasks.  In this foray, an intertwining of numerical operations, algebraic symbolism and related diagrams ought to be clear and some relevant wisdom from (ancient) history knitted in.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018

Time: 09:00 to 12:30

Venue: University of Leicester - Fraser Nobel Hall Leicester LE1 7RH

Contact: Robert J. Smith  and Greg Thomas  

Book in Advance Cost:  

Teachers £5.35 Booking Fee £1.00 Total: £6.35 

Students £3.14 Booking fee £0.84 Total = £3.98

 

There is no booking fee if you do not book in advance, however, spaces are limited and the session is expected to be very popular. Please do not be offended if you turn up and are refused entry without a ticket.

Should space be available, the cost on the day:  Teachers £7.00, Students £5.00

 

Important: Due to the popularity of previous events held at this venue you are strongly advised to book early.

Sign up for this session here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-midlands-maatm-branch-session-don-steward-tickets-39658519700?aff=es2

Bookstalls for ATM and MA will be available before (arrive 9am for 9:30am start) and during the break.


Adventures in Shape & Space

22 February 2018

Category:        Branch Event

Branch:           Exeter MA/ATM

Headline/Event Title:            Adventures in Shape & Space

Presenter:       Tom Roper

Date:               Thursday, 22 February 2018

Time:               6.30pm coffee.  Talk 7pm – 8pm

Summary/Abstract:  In this talk, Tom Roper considers how other subjects make use of shape and space.  What might shape and space look like if we change the way we measure?  There will be lots to explore, activities to undertake, some that may be of use in the classroom, some that may just need further research by you!  We shall begin with the well-known theorem that small mammals are either furry or eat a lot, or both!

Suitable for anyone who is interested, but particularly for teachers of KS4 and KS5 mathematics.

Tom Roper taught mathematics in schools and colleges for 17 years, before joining the staff of the School of Education at the University of Leeds.  He is now retired and is the current President of The Mathematical Association.

Venue:  Exeter Mathematics School

Venue Location/Address:  Rougemont House, Exeter, Devon EX4 3PU

Cost:    Free

Branch Contact:  Please contact Richard Perring to ensure your place.

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