Hardy Lectureship

The LMS Hardy Lectureship is named after G.H. Hardy, former President of the Society and De Morgan Medallist. Originally awarded to a distinguished overseas mathematician in odd-numbered years.

The LMS Hardy Lecturer visits the UK for a period of about two weeks, and gives the Hardy Lecture at a Society meeting, normally held in London in July. The LMS Hardy Lecturer also gives at least six other lectures, on different topics, at other venues in the UK; the schedule is decided by the LMS Society, Lectures and Meetings Committee in consultation with the LMS Hardy Lecturer, and is designed to allow as many UK mathematicians as possible to benefit from the LMS Hardy Lecturer's presence in the UK.

Next Hardy Lectureship Tour

The Society is pleased to announce that Professor Eva Miranda (UPC, Barcelona) is the current Hardy Lecturer. She will visit the UK in May, June, July and September 2023 and give the Hardy Lecture at the General Meeting of the Society on 30 June 2023. She will also give lectures at the following departments around the UK:

Travel/Caring Grants to attend the Hardy Lectures.

Travel/Caring grants of up to £50 to support attending the Hardy Lectures at the above universities are available to mathematicians who are based at neighbouring universities to those universities and would require financial support.

If you require support, please complete the application form as soon as you can and at least 3 working days before the Hardy Lecture you wish to attend.  Please note that there are limited funds available and so grants may be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If you have any queries, please email lmsmeetings@lms.ac.uk

Hardy Lectureship 2025: Call for Nominations; will open later in 2023

The Call for Nominations for the Hardy Lectureship Tour in 2025 will open in 2023.  The deadline to receive nominations will be 31 January 2024.

Criteria for nominations include:

  1. The Nominee is not normally resident in the United Kingdom
  2. The Nominee has not previously been awarded the Lectureship
  3. The Lectureship is not restricted to mathematicians working in any specific area of mathematics.

The Society, Lectures and Meetings Committee will also consider:

  • the achievements of the Nominee, including work in, influence on, and general service to mathematics; lecturing gifts; and breadth of mathematical interests;
  • the overall benefit the UK mathematical community might derive from the visit;
  • the possibility of bringing to the UK a mathematician who might otherwise visit rarely or never.

Nominations should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A short CV of the nominee

Nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Society, Lectures and Meetings Committee (lmsmeetings@lms.ac.uk).

Hardy Lectureship Guidelines

For general enquiries about the Hardy Lectures, please contact lmsmeetings@lms.ac.uk