Talks in Schools and Colleges: Holgate Session Leaders

Do you give mathematical talks in schools and colleges? The LMS currently has vacancies for Holgate Session Leaders, and invites applications from those interested in taking part in this scheme.

The Holgate Lectures and Workshops Sessions scheme provides session leaders who are willing to give talks or run workshops on mathematical subjects to groups of students or teachers. The sessions are intended to enrich and enhance mathematical education, looking both within and beyond the curriculum.

Holgate sessions are intended for school- and college-level students, from primary and secondary to A-Level or equivalent (including STEP/AEA). They may also cover adult education. Sessions may also be offered to other relevant groups who wish to enhance their professional development, e.g. mathematics teachers.

Holgate session leaders do not charge a fee for giving talks, but local organisers are expected to pay travel expenses and subsistence costs, together with any local costs of organising the session. The LMS will pay an annual honorarium to the session leaders, currently £450.

More information on the scheme and details of current Holgate session leaders can be found here.

To apply, please send a short (maximum 2-page) CV and a letter outlining: a) what you could offer as a Holgate Session Leader, and b) what you believe the Holgate sessions could offer as an educational experience, to

Although there is no strict person specification, applicants should have a track record in mathematics education, communicating with people and learning and/or teaching mathematics outside of HE. They may be research-active mathematicians in a university department or be someone mathematically or statistically qualified based outside of academia.

Appointments will be for an initial three-year term, renewable by agreement.