From permutation groups to model theory: a workshop inspired by the interests of Dugald Macpherson, on the occasion of his 60th birthday

17-21 September 2018

ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

Scientific organisers

Sylvy Anscombe, University of Central Lancashire  
Andres Aranda Lopez, TU Dresden 
David Bradley-Williams, University of Dusseldorf 
Deirdre Haskell, McMaster University 
Charlotte Kestner, Imperial College London  
Thomas Scanlon, University of California, Berkeley

This meeting is planned in honour of the contributions of Dugald Macpherson, and has the objective of bringing together key figures and young researchers in Dugald's main fields of interest: model theory, group theory and combinatorics.

Invited speakers include:
Peter Cameron, St Andrews University
Zoe Chatzidakis, ENS Paris
Gregory Cherlin, Rutgers University
Artem   Chernikov, UCLA
Manfred Droste, University of Leipzig
Richard Elwes, University of Leeds
David Evans, Imperial College London
Robert Gray, University of East Anglia
Ehud Hrushovski, Oxford University
Martin Liebeck, Imperial College London
Angus Macintyre, QMUL
Dugald Macpherson, University of Leeds
Maryanthe Malliaris, University of Chicago
James Mitchell, St Andrews University
Isabel Müller, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jaroslav Nesetril, Charles University Prague
Anand Pillay, University of Notre Dame
Cheryl Praeger, University of Western Australia
Pierre Simon, University of California, Berkeley
Daoud Siniora, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Simon Smith, University of Lincoln
Slawomir Solecki, Cornell University
Charlie Steinhorn, Vassar College
Katrin Tent, University of Muenster
Simon Thomas, Rutgers University
John Truss, University of Leeds
Edith Vargas-Garcia, ITAM-Mexico


Please note that the workshop will commence in the morning of Monday 17 September and finish around lunchtime on Friday 21 September 2018.


There will be a registration fee of 100.00 GBP for this workshop. This will be collected on arrival at ICMS at registration.  The registration fee is payable by all participants with the exception of organisers and locals. This covers lunches and refreshments throughout the week and the workshop dinner on the Thursday evening.


Invited speakers and participants received an email invitation from ICMS in May 2018.


The registration period for the public application has closed and all applicants have been notified of decisions.


This is an ASL-supported meeting. The ASL has made limited funding available for student member travel grants to attend this workshop (deadline 16th June 2018) (


To be announced