BCPS Centenary Review 1918-2018
(Our new book celebrating the first hundred years of our Society)

Free copies of the book were sent out on Tuesday 7th April, only to UK paper subscribers. A second tranche of the books has been sent to UK electronic-only subscribers. 25 subscribers (including UK and overseas) have not provided their postal addresses and we won’t be able to send the book to them.

Overseas subscribers will receive the books as soon as our Printer is confident that postal procedures are back to normal. The books will be delivered only to those who have paid their subscriptions to cover 2019 or 2020, the current year. It is expected of those who have not paid (including any arrears) to the end of 2020 to do so as soon as possible. Full details of how to pay are on the back page of The Problemist and here.

November Magazines as at 16 November 2020

The November magazines were with the Printer on 2nd November and will have been printed and despatched today. It is likely that, in some countries, it will take a long time for the paper magazines to reach them. Please wait for 4 weeks from 16th November before reporting that your paper magazines have not arrived, and in the meantime check this Distribution message occasionally for updates. The PDFs were distributed to electronic subscribers on 4th November. Our bulk email service provider has reported that all but 11 were delivered. Those eleven that bounced were resent and all but one of those has since been delivered. PDFs will shortly be sent out to non-member contributors.

The archive of The Problemist is freely available in pdf format to the public on our website. The last 6 issues are excluded.
A complete archive of The Problemist Supplement is also freely available in pdf format on our website.


The 2020 AGM of our society will be held electronically. It will be on Sunday December 13th at 2 pm UK time. The agenda remains the one that was given in the January issue of The Problemist, although some of the nominations are now updated. All current members and fellows are entitled to take part. The meeting will be held using Zoom software.

Updated nominations: Editor of The Problemist, G. Foster; Membership Secretary & Assistant Treasurer, D. Friedgood; Librarian, S.W. Giddins; Treasurer, to be nominated.

Members who wish to take part should e-mail both Ian Watson and Christopher Jones and they will receive an e-mail invitation to the meeting. To take part, you do not need to have Zoom software, but you will need a computer or a smartphone, with internet access, and a microphone; it’s not essential to have a webcam although if you don’t other attendees will only be able to hear you not see you. If you are not familiar with Zoom meetings, we can explain the details to you and, if you wish, also hold a brief trial one-to-one meeting with you well before the AGM date.

We look forward to your joining us at our AGM.

Online Solving

We are organising several online solving tests, kindly prepared by Brian Cook. Announcements are being posted in the 'Latest Additions to the Site' tab below.

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