ALM25 Conference incorporating NANAMIC 2018

Call for sessions now open

25th Adults Learning Mathematics – international conference, London,  9th – 12th July, 2018

Boundaries and Bridges: adults learning mathematics in a fractured world

The conference also incorporates a one day conference for the UK practitioner organisation the National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges (NANAMIC) on Tuesday 10th July.

Host: the Post 14 Centre for Education and Work at UCL Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom

Monday 9th July Evening reception, Main conference Tuesday 10th July – Thursday 12th July

When planning your travel you might want to take into account that on Monday 9th July at 3pm we are organising a free visit to the British Museum and a substantially discounted trip to Kew Gardens on Thursday 12th July in the afternoon (expect to be back in Central London at 5.30pm).

We are excited to announce the following plenary speakers:

  • Rob Eastaway, Director of Maths Inspiration and winner of the Zeeman medal for excellence in the promotion of maths. Rob’s site.
  • Professor Chris Budd, University of Bath and Gresham College. See the latest series of lectures here
  • Bobby Seagull, University Challenge star, teacher and ambassador for mathematics, currently fronting a money management course with the Open University
  • Dr. Gail FitzSimons, Editorial Board, Adults Learning Mathematics – An International Journal
  • Professor Candia Morgan, UCL Institute of Education
  • David Walker, Journalist, Chair, governing board Understanding Society

The call for sessions is now open – please complete the form here by the end of March 2018 extended to 30th April 2018.

Conference fees Booking now open CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Full conference (this includes the evening reception, refreshments and lunch during the three days of the conference and the conference dinner on Wednesday evening but not accommodation, breakfast nor other evening meals)

£300 (ALM/NANAMIC members)

£320 (non members)

One day (this includes refreshments and lunch on the day of attendance)

£99 (ALM/NANAMIC members)

£120 (non members)

Financial support to attend conference

ALM provides financial support to practitioners and researchers from institutions involved in Adults Learning Mathematics with limited resources to visit international conferences such as ALM25.
You can download the Bursary Form 2018 here. Support is given on a first-come first served basis.
For additional questions please contact ALM directly by e-mailing to


There are a range of places available in the area (search Expedia/ but be careful that you don’t book something too far away. The area is called Bloomsbury and Euston Station is the closest main station.

The Garden Halls, Cartwright Gardens and College Hall, Malet St run by the University of London are good value (Book via

The Royal National Hotel is across the road from UCL Institute of Education and you can book rooms for £88 per night (Book here

Conference organisation committee: Diane Dalby, Jeff Evans, Graham Griffiths, Linda Jarlskog (ALM26 observer), David Kaye, Beth Kelly (Committee chair), Joan O’Hagan, Helen Oughton, Jenny Stacey and Peter Whitehead (NANAMIC).

To contact the team with ideas and for queries about the conference, email: