LivMS MA ATM Branch

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.

Contacts

Ian Jarman
David Pountney

Liverpool Branch Past Events

Events

 

Party Hard! The Mathematics of Connections
Online

13 October 2021

Wednesday 13 October 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 (Online)

Party Hard! The Mathematics of Connections

Colva Roney-Dougal (University of St. Andrews)

How many guests need to come to a party, to guarantee that either at least five of them all know each other or at least five are mutual strangers? This question turns out to be surprisingly hard to solve, and has led to the creation of some maths that feels more like a newspaper puzzle than real work. We'll explore connections ranging from friendship, through marriage, to the spread of infectious diseases.

There will be no charge for the lecture but registration will be needed. Further details will be posted nearer the time. 

 Audience: Year 11 up, teachers and all interested in mathematics

Contact: Peter Giblin


Great Mathematical Diagrams - Chris Pritchard

18 November 2021

Thursday 18 November 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00

(Online or in-person depending on the circumstances at the time)

Great Mathematical Diagrams - Chris Pritchard

President of the Mathematical Association 2021

The talk is a journey through mathematical diagrams, some famed for their importance and longevity, some critical for the information they convey and many of them just plain clever. Join me for a look at a range of visual material from the Bride’s Chair of Euclid’s Elements to the Königsberg bridges and from Playfair’s pie chart to Anscombe’s salutary lesson, whilst also enjoying some "proofs without words" which can be deployed profitably in the classroom.

Audience: Year 11 up, teachers and all interested in mathematics

Contact: Peter Giblin


Christmas Lecture - Fermat's Last Theorem - Simon Singh

15 December 2021

Wednesday 15 December 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00 (Online)

Christmas Lecture - Fermat's Last Theorem - Simon Singh

He is the author of many books including one on the topic of this lecture - Fermat's Last Theorem

There will be no charge for the lecture but registration will be needed. Further details will be posted nearer the time. 

 Audience: Year 11 up, teachers and all interested in mathematics

Contact: Peter Giblin