Homogeneous structures, permutation groups, and connections to set theory

A meeting in celebration of the 70th birthday of John Truss

School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
                 of John Truss

This conference focusses on several related interests of John: first order structures which are homogeneous in the sense of Fraïssé (or of more recent generalisations), and also ω-categorical structures in model theory; automorphism groups of such structures, and connections to other fields such as permutation group theory, semigroup theory, Ramsey theory and other aspects of combinatorics, topological dynamics; connections to set theory – related questions in combinatorial set theory, and permutation group methods in set theory.

The meeting is supported by the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds and by the British Logic Colloquium.

Practical information


If you wish to attend, please submit the registration form. Registration is now closed.

Time and Venue

The meeting will take place in the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, and will start at , and end at .

There will be a conference dinner on Monday September 11 (£34). If you wish to attend the social dinner, please say so in the registration form, and you will receive the payment instructions. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee any new places for the social dinner. If you wish to attend, please get in touch with Vincenzo Mantova <V.L.Mantova@leeds.ac.uk>.

Travel & Accommodation

We have pre-booked a limited number of single rooms at Hotel Ibis (£52/night incl. breakfast) for the nights of 10th and 11th September. If you wish to stay at Ibis, please say so in the registration form, and you will receive the payment instructions. Payment is required before 7th August 2017. The reservation can be modified or cancelled before 7th August. No refund shall be possible after that date. The deadline for booking at Ibis through the School has closed.

For information on how to reach the School of Mathematics, please read the University instructions or see our location on Google Maps.

Note. On Sunday 10th, until 18:00, the City Centre will be partially closed to traffic for the HSBC UK City Ride. Buses will not stop by the University, and the only car access will be via Mount Preston St. The closed roads are marked on this map.



On Sunday, the lectures will be held in the MALL on Level 8 at the School of Mathematics.

On Monday and Tuesday, the lectures will be held in EC Stoner SR 9.90. To reach the room from the School of Mathematics, exit the School from Dolce Vita on Level 10, follow the corridor on the left, take staircase 4 to level 9, go right and immediately left and through a door, SR 9.90 is straight ahead at the far end of the corridor.

The coffee breaks will take place in the Reading Room on Level 9 at the School of Mathematics, outside the Common Room.

The reception and the social dinner will be in the Woodhouse rooms at the University House.

EC Stoner SR 9.90
EC Stoner SR 9.90
09.30David EvansJames Mitchell
10.30Coffee breakCoffee break
11.00Manfred DrosteThomas Forster
12.00Carolyn BarkerBob Gray
14.00Mirna DzamonjaJacob Hilton
15.00Coffee breakCoffee break
15.30Dietrich KuskeAndrew Glass
16.30Milette Tseelon-Riis
19.00Social dinner

Organising committee