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 2018
The Forder Lecturer was Professor Valerie Isham who will visit New Zealand in 2018.
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 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 2019
Professor Bakh Khoussainov (Auckland) was the fifth holder of the Aitken Lectureship. He visited the UK in June-July 2019 and gave the Aitken Lecture at the General Meeting of the Society on 28 June 2019. He also gave lectures at departments around the UK as follows:
- Oxford (26 June), Automata and algebraic structures.
- LMS General Meeting & Aitken Lecture, Mary Ward House, London (28 June), Semigroups, groups, algebras, and their finitely presented expansions.
- Durham (3 July), Algorithmically random structures.
- St. Andrews (8 July), Semigroups, groups, algebras, and their finitely presented expansions.
- Liverpool (11 July), Games played on finite graphs.
- Manchester (12 July), Open questions on automatic structures.
- Swansea (15-16 July, date tbc) Semigroups, groups, algebras, and their finitely presented expansions.
- London Logic Colloquium at Birkbeck (17 July). Games played on finite graphs.
Previous holders of the Aitken Lectureship have included:
Submitted by Elizabeth Fisher on 25 July, 2019 17:39