MGS 2008

Midlands Graduate School

in the

Foundations of Computing Science

University of Birmingham, UK, 14 - 18 April, 2008

The Midlands Graduate School (MGS) in the Foundations of Computing Science provides an intensive course of lectures on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing. It has run annually since 1999, and is hosted by the Universites of Birmingham, Leicester, and Nottingham in rotation. The lectures are aimed at PhD students, typically in their first or second year of study. However, the school is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the mathematical foundations of computing, and all such participants are warmly welcomed. We also very much welcome students from abroad. We gratefully acknowledge financial support by ESPRC.

MGS 2008 is going to be held in Birmingham, UK, 14 - 18 April, hosted by the School of Computer Science of the University of Birmingham.

Invited Lecturer:

Samson Abramsky


The following courses will be held at MGS:

Introductory Courses:

Advanced Courses:

Abstracts and lecture notes may be found here.


A schedule is available here.

Location and Travel

MGS 2008 will be held in the School of Computer Science. Travel instructions may be found here . For participants staying at the ETAP-hotel here are instructions how to reach the hotel and how to travel between the hotel and the University.

A map of the University campus may be found here.


A list of restaurants near the University and in the City Centre is available here.

Social programme

We have organised some social activities as well. Details may be found here.

Access to the wireless network

Guest-access to the wireless network is available. Please see here for details.


The deadline for reserving accommodation has passed. Please contact the ETAP-Hotel in Birmingham directly. This hotel is a budget hotel located in the City Centre with a frequent direct bus connection to the University.


Registration is now closed.

Last updated 14 January 2008.