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 Lecture is an annual talk given by a mathematician about mathematics, which is accessible and inspiring to the general public. The event was 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.

Read more about the Popular Lecture, and sign up to the mailing list to be informed of future events, 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.

Mathematics Communication and Outreach Workshops

The LMS runs two annual workshops, for beginners and for advanced practitioners, on mathematics communication and outreach. For the past three years these have been led by mathematicians and maths communicators Ben Sparks and Katie Steckles as interactive training sessions, covering the skills and techniques required to communicate maths effectively. K

Read more about the Mathematics Communication and Outreach Workshops here.