HistoryThe Society was established on 16 January 1865, the first president being Augustus De Morgan. The earliest meetings were held in University College London, University College, but the Society soon moved into Burlington House, Piccadilly. The initial activities of the Society included talks and publication of a journal. The LMS was used as a model for the establishment of the American Mathematical Society in 1888. The Society was granted a royal charter in 1965, a century after its foundation. In 1998 the Society moved from rooms in Burlington House into De Morgan House (named after the society's first president), at 57–58 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, to accommodate an expansion of its staff. In 2015 the Society celebrated its 150th Anniversary. The year of celebrations promoted 150 years of the Society with a wide range of meetings, events and other activities, highlighting the historical and continuing value and prevalence of mathematics in society, and in everyday life
MembershipMembership is open to those who are interested in mathematics. Currently, there are four classes of membership, namely: (a) Ordinary, (b) Reciprocity, (c) Associate, and (d) Associate (undergraduate). In addition, Honorary Members of the Society are distinguished mathematicians who are not normally resident in the UK, who are proposed by the Society's Council for election to Membership at a Society Meeting.
LMS ActivitiesThe Society publishes books and periodicals; organises mathematical conferences; provides funding to promote mathematics research and education; and awards a number of prizes and fellowships for excellence in mathematical research. Grants The Society supports mathematics in the UK through its grant schemes. These schemes provide support for mathematicians at different stages in their careers. The Society’s grants includ
PublicationsThe Society's periodical publications include five scientific journal, journals: *''Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society (1969–present)'' *''Journal of the London Mathematical Society (1926–present)'' *''Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society (1865–present)'' *''Transactions of the London Mathematical Society (2014–present)'' *''Journal of Topology, Journal of Topology (2006 - present)'' It also publishes the journal ''Compositio Mathematica'' on behalf of its owning foundation, ''Mathematika'' on behalf of ''University College London'' and copublishes ''Nonlinearity (journal), Nonlinearity'' with the Institute of Physics. It also co-publishes four series of translations: ''Russian Mathematical Surveys'', ''Izvestiya: Mathematics'' and ''Sbornik: Mathematics'' (jointly with the Russian Academy of Sciences and Turpion (company), Turpion), and ''Transactions of the Moscow Mathematical Society'' (jointly with the American Mathematical Society). Books The Society publishes two book series, th
PrizesThe named prizes are: * De Morgan Medal (triennial) — the most prestigious * Pólya Prize (LMS), Pólya Prize (two years out of three) * Louis Bachelier Prize (biennial) * Senior Berwick Prize * Senior Whitehead Prize (biennial) * Naylor Prize and Lectureship * Berwick Prize * Anne Bennett Prize * Senior Anne Bennett Prize * Fröhlich Prize (biennial) * Shephard Prize * Whitehead Prize (annual)
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See also* American Mathematical Society * Edinburgh Mathematical Society * European Mathematical Society * List of Mathematical Societies * Council for the Mathematical Sciences * BCS-FACS Specialist Group