Category Archives: the LMS

the London Mathematical Society

LMS Special General Meeting

On Friday, 5 February there will be a special general meeting of the London Mathematical Society, which has been called to discuss Council’s decision to axe the Journal of Computation and Mathematics, the society’s only diamond open access journal. Please … Continue reading

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Journal of Computation and Mathematics

The London Mathematical Society includes in its portfolio a single diamond open access journal, the Journal of Computation and Mathematics. But not for much longer, if the LMS Council has its way. A group of interested persons (whose names have … Continue reading

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The LMS and open access

The London Mathematical Society is launching a new open-access journal, to be called the Transactions of the London Mathematical Society, to stand alongside their Bulletin, Journal and Proceedings. Apart from the obvious reason (that nobody knows what is going to … Continue reading

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LMS elections

This year, for the first time, the London Mathematical Society has introduced on-line voting in their annual elections, as an alternative to voting on paper. It is being implemented by the Electoral Reform Society, about whom I know little – … Continue reading

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The De Morgan Journal

A few months ago, the London Mathematical Society introduced, without much fanfare, the De Morgan Journal, a “journal and blog on mathematics education and policy”. It can be found at http://education.lms.ac.uk/. As the name implies, it does two jobs: it … Continue reading

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LMS website

The London Mathematical Society is redesigning its website. Sasha Borovik has set up a blog inviting suggestions. Everyone is encouraged to visit and make comments! It seems to me that there are four issues that have to be thought about … Continue reading

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A well-kept secret

Two years ago I was in Auckland, coming to the end of a month-long tour of New Zealand as the Forder lecturer. This scheme was run by the mathematical societies of London and New Zealand, initially funded by money left … Continue reading

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Teaching and assessing mathematics

For most of my life, I assumed, without thinking too hard about it, that when I would be within a couple of years of retirement I could just coast along, putting up with bureaucratic nonsense without complaint because I would … Continue reading

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The future of “The future of the LMS”

It is now August, and the silly season is open for business. Add that to the fact that after the very divisive debate in the LMS, people are probably inclined to drop the discussion of the merger for a while. … Continue reading

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