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 quadrennial 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 Committee for Women and Diversity in Mathematics 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)
 3-4 October 2023  Online, hosted by the ICMS

 Black Heroes of Mathematics Conference 2023

This is an Ordinary Meeting of the Society.

  • Nicole Joseph (Peabody College) 
  • Luke Davis (UCL)
  • Fatumah Atuhaire (Southampton University)
  • Dr Megel Barker (TASIS The American School in England)
  • Gilbert Owusu (President of the ORS)
  • Manuela Souza (Universidade Federal da Bahia).
 13 October 2023  De Morgan House, London, and Online, hosted by the LMS.

 Joint Meeting with the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications.

Theme: Mathematics of AI.

This is an Ordinary Meeting of the Society.

  • David Saad (Aston University),
  • Michael Bronstein (University of Oxford),
  • Gitta Kutyniok (LMU München),
  • Lisa Kreusser (University of Bath)
  • Petar Veličković (DeepMind and University of Cambridge).
 19 October 2023  ICMS, Edinburgh.

Mary Cartwright Lecture and Society Meeting

This is an Ordinary Meeting of the Society.

  • Mary Cartwright Lecturer: Tara Brendle (Glasgow)
  • Dan Margalit (Georgia Institute of Technology)
 17 November 2023  Mary Ward House, London, and online via Zoom.  Annual General Meeting & Presidential Address 2023
  • Presidential Address: Ulrike Tillmann FRS (INI, Cambridge)
  • Accompanying Lecture: Oscar Randal-Williams (Cambridge)

 17 January 2024


 South West & South Wales Regional Meeting 

 This is an Ordinary Meeting of the Society.

 To be announced.

 26 April 2024  De Morgan House, London  Spitalfields History of Mathematics Meeting & Hirst Lecture 2024
  •  Hirst Lecture: Erhard Scholz (Universität  Wuppertal)
  • Accompanying Lecture: To be announced.
 28 June 2024  London

LMS General Meeting 2024 

 To be announced.
 22 November 2024  London

 LMS Annual General Meeting & Naylor Lecture 2024

  • Naylor Lecture: Jens Eggers (Bristol)
  • Accompanying Lecture: Marco Fontelos (Madrid)

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 review the Notes for Organisers of Regional Meetings and contact your Regional Representative in the first instance:

  • Northern Region - Karin Baur (Leeds),
  • Midlands Region - Wael Bahsoun (Loughborough)
  • South West & South Wales Region - 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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Guidance for organisers of LMS events and LMS-funded events

An alphabetical list (by activity) of guidance for organisers of LMS events and LMS-funded events is given on the LMS website here (  and refers to the following Society's policies and guidelines for events, which are organised on behalf of the Society e.g. Regional Meetings. The LMS' Society Lectures and Meetings Committee reviews and updates the list twice a year and would be happy to hear about any further guidance, which could benefit mathematicians. Prospective and Current Regional Meeting organisers are asked to review this guidance when drafting their proposal and when planning and running their event.

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