Society Meetings

LMS Society Meetings

The LMS runs an annual programme of Society Meetings, including the three regional meetings (Midlands, Northern, South West and South Wales), the Society Meeting held at the annual BMC, the Society Meeting at the quadrenniel ECMs & ICMs and the General Meetings held in London. The Society, Lectures and Meetings Committee oversees the meetings, with the exception of the Mary Cartwright Lecture, for which the Women in Mathematics Committee selects the speakers.

From time to time, the LMS also runs Society Meetings to mark mathematical anniversaries and Joint Meetings with other Scientific Societies.

Formal business of the Society takes place at the beginning of the meeting, including the opportunity for members to sign the Members' Book, which has been in use since 1865.

Members and non members are welcome to attend the meetings.


 Forthcoming meetings

Date Location Meeting Speaker(s)
30 September - 1 October 2021 Online, hosted by ICMS

LMS/IMA Joint Meeting. Maths in Human Society

This is an Ordinary Meeting of the Society.

  • Desmond Higham (Edinburgh),
  • Ginestra Bianconi (QMUL),
  • Saul Schleimer (Warwick),
  • Elsa Arcaute (UCL).
  • Christian Mueller (TU Wien)
 5-6 October 2021  Online, hosted by the ICMS

Joint Meeting to celebrate Black Heroes of Mathematics. Hosted in partnership with The British Society for the History of Mathematicsthe International Centre for Mathematical Sciencesthe Institute of Mathematics and its Applicationsthe Isaac Newton Institute, and the Mathematical Association

This is an Ordinary Meeting of the Society.

  • Jude Kong (York University, Canada),
  • Anotida Madzvamuse (Sussex),
  • Juliet Ojiako (Loughborough),
  • Susan Okereke (Do the Maths Thing),
  • Yohance Osborne (UCL),
  • Mamokgethi Phakeng (Cape Town)
 12 November 2021  Goodenough College, London  Annual General Meeting & Presidential Address
  • Presidential Address: Jon Keating (Oxford)
  • Accompanying Lecture: Jens Marklof (Bristol)

Further details of future meetings to follow.

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Prospective Organisers of Regional Meetings and Workshops

If you are interested in organising a Regional Meeting and Workshop, please contact your Regional Representative in the first instance. (Northern - Mike Prest (Manchester), Midlands - Simona Paoli (Leicester) or South West & South Wales Tomasz Brzezinski (Swansea)). 

Prospective Organisers of Mathematical Anniversary Meetings and Joint Meetings

If you are interested in organising a Meeting to mark a mathematical anniversary or a Joint Meeting between the LMS and another Scientific Society, please contact the Chair of the Society, Lectures and Meetings Committee ( to discuss ideas.

LMS Caring Costs Policy 

The LMS wishes to enable carers and parents to take part in the activities that it supports. Applicants for grants across Schemes 1-9, for Early Career Research activities or who will run Society Meetings can request funding to help mathematicians with caring or parenting responsibilities to participate in their activities. In addition, individuals requiring support for caring to attend conferences, workshops, research schools and meetings or to make research visits - not necessarily organised by LMS - can apply for a Caring Supplementary Grant to contribute to such costs.  

The Policy is available here.

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Current Organisers of Regional Meetings and Workshops

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