University of Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Oxbridge Applied Mathematics Meeting

The 18th meeting took place in Cambridge on Friday 16th June 2017 (programme html, pdf). Cambridge came second while Oxford were second last.

The Woolly Owl

There has been a biennial Oxbridge applied mathematics meeting since 1983. After a number of meetings, Oxford decided they wanted to score the talks and have a winner. They then decided that what was needed was a trophy; Oxford's idea of a trophy was a woolly owl (knitted by one of their tea ladies).

Woolly Owl
In 1999 and 2001 the woolly owl was awarded to Cambridge. Since this left John Ockendon heartbroken, we photographed the owl so that John could at least remind himself of what it looks like.

Results

YearWinner
1999Cambridge
2001Cambridge
2003Oxford
2005Oxford
2007Oxford
2009Cambridge
2011Oxford
2013Oxford
2015Cambridge
2017Oxford

The Future

There has been a proposal to incinerate the owl, and then hold the ashes in Cambridge no matter who wins.


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