1. The Whittaker Colloquium speaker on Friday, 13th May will be Professor Edward Witten (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton), who on March 7th was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society Of Edinburgh: "A leading theoretical physicist in the world in the area of string theory, Professor Witten was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal in 1990. He joins the RSE as an Honorary Fellow, the highest class of Fellowship, reserved for persons of truly exceptional distinction."
2. The Whittaker Colloquium speaker on Friday, 27th May will be Professor Andrew Blake, the Director of the Turing Institute.
Details of the Whittaker Colloquia will be announced later.