The 2019 Prefresher will take place from Monday, August 19 2019 to Wednesday, August 28 2019, with a three day break from August 24 to August 26 in between. See the Calendar below for a day-to-day schedule.

  • Breakfast and coffee is available 30 minutes before each lecture (e.g. 9:00-9:30 on most days)
  • Morning sessions are spent on math. There will be two blocks: 9:30am - 10:30am and 10:45am-11:45am, with a ~15 minute break in between. 
  • On some days, we will have a catered lunch with guests from noon-1:00pm.
  • Afternoon sessions are spent on programing. From 1:30-2:45, we'll go through the programming notes. After a 15 minute break, small groups will work on exercises 3:00-3:30pm. From 3:30-4:00pm, we will re-group to discuss each other's progress on the exercises.

All material we cover is consolidated in the Prefresher Booklet (Available online All material we cover is consolidated in the Prefresher Booklet (Available online ). Additionally, there will be tutorials and exercise problems which we ask participants to try to work on before we meet in Cambridge. These will be communicated via email, as well as posted on this website.