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.
- Associate (Undergraduate) membership; for undergraduates studying for degrees in mathematical sciences.
Further details of each category are given below.
Subscription rates for the Membership Session 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021
- Ordinary: £92.00
- Reciprocity: £46.00
- Associate: £23.00
- Associate (Undergraduate): £11.50
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|
These fees cover membership until 31 October 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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.