Membership Categories

Membership of the Society falls in to four categories:

  • Ordinary membership; for academic staff, mathematicians in other occupations and all those with a deep commitment to mathematics and an interest in mathematical research.  
  • Reciprocity membership; for those not normally resident in the UK and who are also members of an overseas mathematical society having a Reciprocity agreement with the LMS.

  • Associate membership; for postgraduates and early career mathematicians who are within three years of completing their PhD. 

Further details of each category are given below.

Subscription rates for the Membership Session 1 November 2021 - 31 October 2022 

Current subscription rates:

  • Ordinary:
    • Ordinary (higher): £120.00
    • Ordinary (middle): £98.00
    • Ordinary (low): £80.00
  • Reciprocity: £49.00
  • Associate: £24.50
  • Associate (Undergraduate): £12.25

Tiered Ordinary Membership rates for current and new members

Following feedback from the Society’s network of LMS Reps that tiered Ordinary memberships rates would be welcomed by the mathematical community Council has agreed to offer three tiers of Ordinary membership rates from 1 November 2021 onwards. Please note that the default subscription fee for all new Ordinary members will be Ordinary (Middle) member rate so, after their election to membership, new Ordinary members are asked to advise us of any changes at your earliest convenience via either their online member record or by completing and returning the subscription form. 

Members who pay the Ordinary membership rate can confirm which membership rate they wish to pay based on whether their annual professional income falls within the following ranges:

  • Above £65,000 per annum: Ordinary (high) member rate.
  • Between £35,000-£65,000 per annum: Ordinary (middle) member rate.
  • Up to £35,000 per annum: Ordinary (low) member rate

The Society will not collect any data on members’ actual professional income nor require proof of earnings. Instead, Ordinary members are asked to advise either via their online member record or the subscription form which tier of Ordinary membership subscription they will be paying. For members who pay by direct debit, we encourage you to update this information by 14 October 2021.

New members:

The Society offers a pro-rata of the full membership rate to new members based on their date of election to membership during the Membership Session, as shown below:

 Membership Type  Election Date between November - January - 100% of the full fee  Election Date between February - April  - 75% of the full fee  Election Date between May - July - 50% of the full fee  Election Date between August - October  - 25% of the full fee
 Ordinary (higher)  £120.00  £90.00  £60.00  £30.00
 Ordinary (middle)  £98.00  £73.50  £49.00  £24.50
 Ordinary (low)  £80.00  £60.00  £40.00  £20.00
 Reciprocity  £49.00  £36.75  £24.50  £12.25
 Associate  £24.50  £18.35  £12.25  £6.10
Associate (Undergraduate)  £12.25  £9.15  £6.10  £3.05

These fees cover membership from 1 November 2021 until 31 October 2022

Ordinary Membership is available to:

  • Academic staff of a university or similar institution in the United Kingdom who are substantially engaged in teaching and research in mathematics (including all its diverse applications).
  • Mathematicians in other occupations, whether or not they are currently employed, who have a higher degree in mathematics, or who use mathematics in their work at a comparable level, or whose work would benefit substantially from the Society's activities in promoting and extending mathematical knowledge.
  • All those with a deep commitment to mathematics and an interest in mathematical research.
  • Others whom Council considers to have contributed substantially to the objects of the Society.

Reciprocity Membership is available to:

  • Members of some overseas Mathematical Societies who are not normally resident in the UK. They may join under the terms of various Reciprocity Agreements, although Council reserves the right to consider each application individually. 

The organisations with whom the Society has agreements are:

Any mathematical society not appearing on the above list  interested in entering into a reciprocity agreement should write to membership@lms.ac.uk

Associate Membership is available to:

  • Early career mathematicians who are within three years of obtaining their PhD in mathematics (full-time equivalent and excluding any career breaks)
  • Research students who are studying for a PhD in mathematics.

Associate (Undergraduate) Membership is available to:

  • Undergraduate students who are studying for a degree in mathematics or a degree with a significant mathematical content.

 

Council also has the authority to elect Honorary Members from distinguished mathematicians who are not normally resident within the United Kingdom.