This week saw the IMA Eighth Younger Mathematicians Conference at Cardiff University on Saturday. I took the opportunity to spend the week in Cardiff on holiday. Below are pictures of Cardiff Castle (near the University) and Cardiff Millennium Centre, which is fairly iconic. The weather in Cardiff was really nice all week, despite almost constant predictions of rain from the weather forecasters.

The conference went well and was well attended. A group from the Oxford Invariants used part of a grant from the IMA to travel to Cardiff for the conference, which is nice to see. I used the opportunity to put a couple of questions to the younger mathematicians present regarding their awareness and impression of the IMA how they value membership. The results have gone back to IMA HQ to be compiled but I am looking forward to reading them myself.