In 1986 the Council of the London Mathematical Society, in consultation with Officers of the New Zealand Mathematical Society, instituted a Lectureship to New Zealand. The Lectureship is named after the late Professor H. G. Forder, formerly of the University of Auckland, and a benefactor of the London Mathematical Society.
The Forder Lectureship normally occurs every two years (in even-numbered years) when a mathematician from the UK, who is a member of the London Mathematical Society and normally resident in the United Kingdom, is invited by both Societies to give lectures at most universities in New Zealand over a period of four weeks.
Forder lecturers are chosen for their eminent contribution as a research mathematician and who can also speak effectively at a more popular level.
Forder Lecturer 2016
The Forder Lecturer was Julia Gog who visited New Zealand in March and April 2016. Further details of her lecture tour can be found here.
Previous holders of the Forder Lectureship have included:
|1987||Christopher Zeeman||2003||Caroline Series|
|1989||Michael Atiyah||2005||Martin Bridson|
|1991||Peter Whittle||2008||Peter Cameron|
|1993||Roger Penrose||2010||Ben Green|
|1995||Elmer Rees||2012||Geoffrey Grimmett|
|1997||Ian Stewart||2015||Endre Suli|
|1999||Michael Berry||2016||Julia Gog|
In 2009, the London Mathematical Society and New Zealand Mathematical Society agreed to set up a new lectureship which is named after Professor A. Aitken, one of New Zealand’s great mathematicians.
The Aitken Lectureship occurs every two years (in odd-numbered years) when a mathematician from New Zealand is invited by both Societies to give lectures at different universities around the UK over a period of several weeks.
Aitken Lecturer 2017
Hinke Osinga will be the fourth holder of the Aitken Lectureship. She will visit the UK in 2017 and further details of her tour will appear in due course.
Previous holders of the Aitken Lectureship have included:
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