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 odd-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 2020
The Forder Lecturer was Professor Julia Wolf who visited New Zealand in 2020.
Previous holders of the Forder Lectureship have included:
|1987||Christopher Zeeman||2005||Martin Bridson|
|1989||Michael Atiyah||2008||Peter Cameron|
|1991||Peter Whittle||2010||Ben Green|
|1993||Roger Penrose||2012||Geoffrey Grimmett|
|1995||Elmer Rees||2015||Endre Suli|
|1997||Ian Stewart||2016||Julia Gog|
|1999||Michael Berry||2018||Valerie Isham|
|2001||Tom Körner||2020||Julia Wolf|
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 even-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 2022 (POSTPONED FROM 2021)
Professor Lisa Orloff Clark (Victoria University of Wellington) is the sixth holder of the Aitken Lectureship. She is meant to visit the UK in June-July 2022 and give the Aitken Lecture at the General Meeting of the Society on 1 July 2022. She will also give lectures at departments around the UK.
Previous holders of the Aitken Lectureship have included: