Message from SUMS (Week 3)

Hey everyone!

I hope this email finds you well and, not struck down with the freshers’ flu currently ravaging St Andrews. Our events for the next couple of weeks are:

Christmas Meal Tickets

We’re super keen this year and have already planned the legendary Student-Staff SUMS Christmas meal. It is £25 for 3 courses at the Doll’s House on Thursday 26th November. We’re selling tickets in the main maths corridor this Wednesday 2-5pm. We only have a limited number of spaces, so if you want to join us you’ll need to be quick! The menu can be found here.

SUMSday League Football

SUMS vs. Cupar Town

Last Sunday saw the SUMS football team playing in their inaugural Sunday League match against Cupar Town. After a shaky start the players found their feet, playing a very solid match throughout with a marked improvement in the second half. Result: SUMS 3 – 5 CUPAR TOWN

This Sunday (4/10) we need a volunteer to referee our match. (No further commitment required). Please email Surabhi on sd207 if you are interested in refereeing or playing for SUMS FC.

EGM and Student-Staff Pot Luck

On Monday of Week 4 (5/10) we’re holding our EGM in order to elect a First Year Rep and Postgraduate Rep to our committee, held in the Observatory at 8pm. In classic SUMS style, we’re challenging the entire School (Staff and Students) to show off their maths-related-cooking-skills, in the combined EGM and Pot Luck. Maths related drinks are also encouraged (BYOB)!


You must be a paid member to vote and run for a position. If you have any questions about the EGM procedures or positions, please email Hannah on hlm4.



Lunchtime Lecture by Professor Rivin: Mathematics of Billiards

Next Thursday (8/10) Professor Rivin will be giving a talk on the Mathematics of Billiards in Maths Lecture Theatre C at 1pm. Feel free to bring your lunch along!


Abstract: Mathematical billiards are somewhat different from the pub kind, and some would say much more interesting. I will describe some topics of current interest.


Have a great week!
SUMS Committee

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