LMS-Bath Mathematical Symposia

The Society facilitates the organisation of the LMS-Bath Symposia (formerly the LMS-Durham Symposia). Proposals are approved by the Society鈥檚 Research Grants Committee after consideration of referees鈥 reports.


There will be one LMS-INI-Bath Mathematical Symposium in 2024 and further details are given below:

  • 15-26 July 2024听Advances in Spectral Theory听(Organisers:听J. Galkowski (UCL), J. Legac茅 (UCL), L. Parnovski (UCL), A. Sobolev (UCL), S. Sodin (QMUL)

This Symposium will be supported by funding from the Isaac Newton Institute (INI).


Further details will be available from May 2024.

LMS-BATH MATHEMATICAL SYMPOSIA 2025 - Call for Proposals is open. The extended听deadline is 13 March 2024.

The London Mathematical Society was pleased to announce its Call for Proposals for the LMS-Bath Mathematical Symposia to be held at the University of Bath in 2025. It is intended that there will be two LMS-Bath Mathematical Symposia with one of Symposium funded by the Isaac Newton Institute (INI) and another funded by the the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS).听Core funding at approximately 拢40,000.00 is available to support each Symposium, and it is planned to support up to two Symposia to take place in 2025.

Formerly known as the LMS-Durham Symposia, the LMS-Bath Mathematical Symposia will be held at the University of Bath between 2020 and 2025. The Symposia are an established and recognised series of international research meetings, since their foundation in 1974, that provide an excellent opportunity to explore an area of research in depth, to learn of new developments, and to instigate links between different branches.

The format is designed to allow substantial time for interaction and research. The meetings are by invitation only and will be held in July/August, usually lasting for two weeks, with up to 50 participants, roughly half of whom will come from the UK. A novel element of the symposia is that they will be complemented by a summer school, to prepare young researchers such as PhD students, or a 鈥渞esearch incubator鈥, where problem(s) related to the topic of the conference is studied in groups. These events can take up to an additional week.

Proposals should include:

  • A full list of proposed participants, divided into specific categories:
    • Category A 鈥 Scientific Organisers
    • Category B 鈥 Key Overseas Participants
    • Category C 鈥 Key UK-based Participants
    • Category D 鈥 Important Overseas Participants
    • Category E 鈥 Important UK-based Participants
  • Proposers are encouraged to actively seek to include women speakers and speakers from ethnic minorities, or explain why this is not possible or appropriate.听
  • A detailed scientific case for the symposium, which shows the topic is active and gives reasons why UK mathematics would benefit from a symposium on the proposed dates.
  • Details of additional support from other funding bodies, or proposed avenues of available funding.
  • Indicative plans for the summer school or research incubator.
  • Where appropriate, prospective organisers should consider the possibility of an 鈥榠ndustry day鈥.

Before submitting:听 Organisers are welcome to discuss informally their ideas with the Chair of the Research Grants Committee, Professor Andrew Dancer (Grants@lms.ac.uk).

Prospective organisers should send a formal proposal to the Grants Team (Grants@lms.ac.uk) by the deadline, 13 March 2024听for proposals for LMS-Bath Symposia to be held in 2025.听Proposals are approved by the Society鈥檚 Research Grants Committee and INI Management Committee after consideration of referees鈥 reports.

The Call for Proposals to organise a LMS-Bath Symposium in 2026 will open in September 2024 and the deadline will be 15 December 2024.

Additional sources of funding

Current and prospective organisers may also consider applying for additional sources of funding e.g. the 听A list of other external sources of funding is available here.

Previous LMS-Bath Symposia (2020 - present)

  • Further information on past LMS-Bath Symposia can be accessed using the link below:

Durham Symposia (1974 - 2019)

Further information on past LMS-Durham Symposia can be accessed using the link below: