LMS Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address

Mary Ward House, London and online via Zoom
Start date
Meeting Date
Ulrike Tillmann (INI-Cambridge), Oscar Randal-Williams (Cambridge)

The London Mathematical Society welcomes both members and non-members to its AGM, which is a celebration of the mathematics that has been supported by the LMS during 2022-23.

Programme (All times GMT)

15.00               LMS Annual General Meeting Welcome and Society Business, including:

  • signing the Members’ book,
  • announcement of the LMS Election 2023 results,
  • presentation of the LMS Prizes 2023.
  1. Agenda
  2. Minutes of the General Meeting on 30 June 2023 
  3. Trustees Report for 2022-23 

15.30               Supporting Lecture

Professor Oscar Randal-Williams (Cambridge)

Symmetries of manifolds

Abstract: Whenever one studies a mathematical object one ought also to study its symmetries. Manifolds---spaces which look locally like ordinary Euclidean space but which can be globally complicated---are the central objects of study in topology and geometry, and their groups of symmetries come in many flavours (isometries, diffeomorphisms, homeomorphisms, ...). I will discuss some classical results about rigid symmetries, and then some recent results about the spaces of all symmetries of certain manifolds.

16.30               Tea/Coffee Break

16.55               Handover of the LMS Presidency

17.00               Presidential Address

Professor Ulrike Tillmann FRS (INI-Cambridge)

Utilising Shape in Data.

Abstract:  Modern science and technology generates data at an unprecedented rate. A major challenge is that this data is often complex, high dimensional, and may include temporal or spatial information. The "shape" of the data can be important but it is difficult to extract and quantify. The field of topological data analysis is still quite young. We will give an introduction, present some applications, and discuss theoretical challenges. Beyond basic linear algebra, little previous knowledge will be assumed.

18.00               Close of Meeting

The Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address will be followed by a Reception and the LMS Annual Dinner

18.00               LMS Reception

19.30               LMS Annual Dinner


  • Registration to attend in person, closed on Monday 6th November 2023. If you have any queries, please contact lmsmeetings@lms.ac.uk
  • To attend remotely, please complete this registration form. Registration will close no later than 6.15pm on Friday 17 November. You will receive the link to the meeting upon registration, and in an automated reminder email which will be the day before the event. If you have any queries, please contact lmsmeetings@lms.ac.uk
  • Registrations to attend the LMS Annual Dinner closed at 5.00pm on Friday 27 October 2023. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email AnnualDinner_RSVP@lms.ac.uk If a space becomes available, the cost of the dinner will be £75.00 per person, inclusive of wine/soft drinks, with payment to be made in advance of the event. Further details about how to pay will be provided in the confirmation email after a place is confirmed.

For further details about the AGM, please email lmsmeetings@lms.ac.uk