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


From arithmetic to modern cryptography: a guided tour.

16 March 2017

Branch: Liverpool

Title:  From arithmetic to modern cryptography: a guided tour

Presenter: Declan Davis

Declan Davis gained his PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2008, and is now Head of A-level Maths at the Belvedere Academy in Liverpool.

Date: 16 Mar, 2017

Time:  17.30

Summary:  This talk will introduce the ideas of modular arithmetic finite fields and elliptic curves; and explore how these areas of Pure Mathematics are used by billions of people every day to keep their information safe.

The lecture will be suitable for all students Year 11 up, their teachers and all those interested in mathematics and its applications.

Venue:  tbc

Venue Address:  tbc

Audience:   16

Branch Contact name/email:  Please email any enquiries to Ian Jarman

Door Charge: The lecture is free to students of all ages, and to members of the LivMS. Others will be charged £4 at the door.