The British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science (BCTCS) is an annual event for UK-based researchers in theoretical computer science. A central aspect of BCTCS is the training of PhD students, providing an environment for students to gain experience in presenting their work, to broaden their outlook on the subject, and to benefit from contact with established researchers.

The next meeting of the BCTCS will take place at Durham University from 15-17 April 2019.

The most recent meeting of the BCTCS took place at Royal Holloway, University of London between 26-28 March 2018.


Open letter to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for Professor Abbas Edalat, arrested in Iran

Abbas Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College and a leading figure in the UK TCS community, was arrested in Iran on 15 April whilst attending aa academic workshop. His arrest was covered by the BBC, by the Guardian and by Sky News. In an effort to raise awareness of Abbas’ plight and lobby for a speedy resolution, the following open letter was sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


As a pleasant Christmas gift, Abbas Edalat is back in the UK following eight month in detention in Iran, as reported by the various news agencies, e.g. the BBC.