Annual reports to UKLO’s supporters
- Summary: The number of entries for Round 1 this year has been somewhat disappointing, but this may have been because of Covid-19. Round 2 had to be run online, and the International Linguistics Olympiad was cancelled. In an attempt to support competitors from state schools, we’re planning to open Round 2 to a much larger number (about 80 instead of the current 16) and to provide ongoing individual online training. The residential event will be moved from March to July, and will be a training camp just for the UK squad. Other matters: the portal manager is fixing a number of flaws that have caused frustration or malfunction since it was created in 2016; Alex Bellos is writing a book full of olympiad-style problems; and our balance is growing slowly so we hope to be able to afford the next expensive international event.