Welcome to the Liverpool Mathematical Society


There will be a Committee Meeting of the Society at 5:00 pm on 22 February 2024. All members are entitled to attend. The Agenda, Interim Accounts, Treasurer's Business and a report on Popular Lectures 2023-4 are available here.


The programme of lectures for the year 2023/24 is set out below.

Open Challenge is now available for download here. The Pop Maths Quiz will take place on Saturday 2 March; further details here..

Bursaries from the LivMS Bursary Fund (charity no. 1156909) are available to the value of 50 to 300 (in exceptional cases, up to 500). Applications made before 29 February 2024 will be considered on a first come first served basis, funds permitting. More information is available on the Joyce Hatton Memorial Bursaries page.


The Society has received the second instalment of 2100 of our 3-year grant; it will again be sufficient to fund Open Challenge and our lecture programme, including the Christmas lecture.

The grant is from the Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust.


Membership of the Society is now open for the year 2023/24. If you join now, your membership will be valid up to 1 October 2024. If you are able to pay more than the standard subscription, any additional amount paid will be treated as a donation, for which the Society will be most grateful.

Click Membership to find out more - save by taking out a 5-year subscription (which will cover the period up to 1 October 2028). There is a reduced rate for ATM, MA and U3A members. Institutional membership is also available, for example covering all teachers in a school or college. Free institutional membership for one year will be offered to all schools participating in any of our activities in 2023/24.

Members who have reached state pension age and have been members for at least 10 years qualify for free life membership.

We have a Members Page on the website, accessible only to members. Minutes of the AGM and Committee meetings and possibly other documents of interest will be posted here. The most recent documents are the minutes of the AGM and the Committee meeting held on 20/09/23. To access, sign in and go to Members Page.

FunMaths Roadshow activities for use at home

FMR Home Activities

These activities are free of charge.

Teachers may make puzzles from this collection available to students in their schools for use on screen or after printing out.

Parents and pupils may access these puzzles directly at home, and should first read the Notes for Guidance.

Answers to the puzzles are provided, and there is a feedback form so you can get in touch with us.

The FunMaths Roadshow remains on sale by download only. You can see all the details here.

Programme for 2023-24

The following is a programme of talks so far arranged.

18 October 2023
5pm - 6pm

  • Tony Padilla, Professor of Physics at Nottingham University
    • A host of Numberphile and author of "Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them".
  • Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Teaching Hub 502, University of Liverpool, 150 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR
  • Title: Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them: a journey to the edge of physics
  • Suitable for Year 11 up, their teachers and anyone interested in mathematics
  • Click here for further details
  • Registration: Via Eventbrite

8 November 2023
5pm - 6pm

16 November 2023
5pm - 6pm

This event is postponed

13 December 2023
2pm - 3pm

Christmas Lecture

7 February 2024
5pm - 6pm

6 March 2024
5pm - 6pm

FunMaths Roadshow

Popular Lectures

Pop Maths Quiz

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