Public Lectures and Outreach

The Society participates in and runs a number of activities to encouraging the public and young people to appreciate and engage with mathematics.

Popular Lectures

The LMS Popular Lectures are annual talks given by a mathematician about mathematics, whcih are accessible and inspiring to the general public. They were created to appeal to people who have an interest in high-level mathematics but who do not necessarily have high-level training. 

You can watch Popular Lectures from previous years on the LMS YouTube channel.

See information about upcoming Popular Lectures here.

LMS/Gresham Lectures

Gresham College in London has been presenting mathematics lectures to the public since 1598, when Henry Briggs (co-inventor of logarithms) was appointed the first Gresham Professor of Geometry. In 2007, the LMS and Gresham College established a yearly joint mathematics lecture, usually held in May.

Read more about the LMS/Gresham Lectures here

Holgate Lectures and Workshops

The Holgate Lectures and Workshops scheme provides mathematics experts who are willing to give a talk or run a workshop on a mathematical subject to groups of students or teachers. The sessions are of mathematical content and are not, for example, careers talks. 

Read more about the Holgate Lectures and Workshops scheme here.