Fancy a role as Editor? 30 November 2020

Fancy a role as Editor?

The Mathematical Gazette needs a new Editor for its Student Problem Corner.

Two problems are published in each issue of the Gazette, aimed at students up to the age of 19. They cover a wide range of topics ranging from geometry, analysis, combinatorics and number theory to algebra and trigonometry. In 2008 a book was published by the MA, containing material from the SPC; it can be viewed at A first and a second prize are awarded for each pair of questions, and the winners also receive a complimentary issue of the journal.

The role of SPC Editor involves choosing the problems, ensuring that they are of an appropriate standard to challenge school pupils, and then assessing the solutions which are received.  There is a small honorarium associated with the post.

The current Editor, Stan Dolan, has a bank of problems there for the future and the new incumbent will be able to rely on this until they build up one of their own. There are several readers who regularly submit problems to the SPC, so the Editor does not have to create them all. Stan will be very happy to induct a new Editor into the role by offering help and advice.

If you are, or if you know anyone who might be, interested in taking over as SPC Editor, please email me at, and I will be more than happy to talk to you about the job and what it involves.