This is a wiki for the Wessex Theory Seminar. The seminar is designed to be a joint seminar
of Mathematics and Computer Science departments, and industrial collaborators, broadly
in the Wessex region of England. The focus of the seminar is on Theoretical Computer
Science, in particular relating to the mathematical foundations of programming languages.
The universities founding the seminar were Bath, Oxford, and Southampton, with the inaugural meeting
of the seminar hosted by the University of Southampton on 2 July 2008.
The founding site leaders were Profs Guy McCusker, Luke Ong and Vladimiro Sassone respectively.
The seminar has since expanded to include Cambridge, Imperial College, Queen Mary, Sussex and
Swansea, with site leaders Prof Martin Hyland, Dr Philippa Gardner, Prof Peter O'Hearn, Dr Bernhard
Reus and Dr Monika Seisenberger. Hewlett Packard Laboratories has joined as an industrial
collaborator, with site leader Prof David Pym. The second meeting of the seminar was held in Bath on
17 September 2008.
On January 15th 2009 we heard that the London Mathematical Society had approved funding of £1400 for the Seminar for one year, to assist with travel costs for four meetings.
The third meeting of the seminar will be on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th March, co-located between Bath (3rd March) and Swansea (4th March).