The Liverpool Branch of the MA

The Liverpool Mathematical Society was founded in 1899 and has been affiliated to The Mathematical Association since 1929.

We run a number of events, ranging from professional development activities for teachers in both the Primary and Secondary school sector, through to student competitions involving a Sixth-form Quiz and Mathematical Challenges. We also organise a series of (free) popular mathematics lectures aimed at both teachers and students alike. Some events involve a small fee.


Events are listed below but the branch website will have comprehensive details of the current programme.

The venues for these meetings are usually split between the University of Liverpool; Liverpool John Moores University, and Liverpool Hope University College.


Ian Jarman

David Pountney

Liverpool Branch Past Events




Islamic tilings and their symmetries

2 February 2017

Branch: Liverpool

Title:  Islamic tilings and their symmetries

Presenter: Balazs Szendroi University of Oxford and St Peter's College Oxford

Date: Thursday 02 Feb, 2017 [Please note this is a change from the originally announced date]

Time:  17.30-18.30

Summary:  Decorative art in the Islamic world often takes the form of geometric patterns that exhibit interesting symmetries. The talk will discuss the relationship between art and pure mathematics through the example of Frieze Patterns, essentially one-dimensional periodic patterns whose possible symmetry configurations can be fully understood. The related notions of wallpaper patterns and crystallographic patterns will also be discussed, and there will be lots of pictures.

Venue:  Liverpool Hope University (Hope Park, Liverpool L16 9JD)

Audience range:  Year 11 and up, their teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications

Branch Contact:  Please email any enquiries to Peter Giblin