ALM 20 ‘Critical Moments in Adult Mathematics’ 1 – 4 July 2013

We are pleased to announce that the next international conference of Adults Learning Mathematics – a research forum (ALM) will be held at the University of South Wales, Caerleon Campus, Newport.

Keynote presentations include:

Engaging Critically with Powerful Numbers in Public Discourse by Professor Mary Hamilton, University of Lancaster

More…or less? Developing a critical pedagogy of Adult Numeracy by Aileen Ackland, University of Aberdeen.

Turning negative to positive – the challenge of essential numeracy for all Lynn Churchman, National Numeracy

There will updates from the NRDC and NIACE as well as contributions from researchers and practitioners on:

  • changes in policy and practice
  • significant moments for those learning and teaching
  • inclusion of critical thinking in adult mathematics

The conference opens with a welcome event on Monday 1 July. The main conference sessions run from Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4 July. The last day will have a strong practitioner focus and is open to single day delegates.

Also includes…

  • free guided tour of Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre and museum on Monday afternoon
  • free return transport to see the sights at Cardiff Bay on Tuesday evening

For more details visit the ALM website and the University of South Wales events page


A variety of packages are available, including early bird discounts for bookings received and paid in full before Tuesday 30th April 2013.

Bursaries are available for those new to ALM and for those coming back. See the ALM website for more details and information on how to apply.

Full conference delegate (includes refreshments and lunches)
ALM member – £300 (Early Bird £280)
Non ALM member – £320 (Early Bird £300) | Includes ALM membership fee for 18 months
Single day delegate (includes refreshments and lunch)
ALM member – £100
Non ALM member – £120 | Includes ALM membership fee for 18 months

Evening Reception Monday 1st July (includes hot buffet and drinks) – £25

Conference Dinner Wednesday 3rd July (includes 4 course meal, drinks and music) – £35


Student accommodation is also available on campus for those delegates who require overnight accommodation. See booking page for costs.

For more information on Caerleon and other accommodation options:

For more details visit the ALM website and the University of South Wales events page