LMS-EPSRC Durham Symposia


The The Society facilitates the organisation of the EPSRC-funded Durham Symposia. Proposals are approved by the Society’s Research Meetings Committee after consideration of referees’ reports.

The Symposia began in 1974, and have now become an established and recognised series of international research meetings. They 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 held in July and August, usually lasting for 10 days, with up to 70 participants, roughly half of whom will come from the UK. They are held at the University of Durham.


Call for Proposals for Durham Symposia in 2017 - Closed

The Call for Proposals for Durham Symposia in 2017 has now closed.

Proposals for future Durham Symposia.

The Call for Proposals for Durham Symposia in 2018 will open later in 2016.  Informal queries may be sent to the Durham Representative, Dirk Schuetz (dirk.schuetz@durham.ac.uk).

Preliminary proposals should be made approximately two years in advance. Prospective organisers should read the notes below and then consult the Chair of the Research Meetings Committee, Beatrice Pelloni (RMC.Chair@lms.ac.uk) and the Durham Representative, Dirk Schuetz (dirk.schuetz@durham.ac.uk), to discuss the proposed symposium and the form the proposal should take. The Committee asks experts for their opinions of the proposal, which may lead to a request for revisions, before deciding whether to support the proposal. Each symposium is funded by a substantial EPSRC research grant, covering FEC, the subsistence costs of participants, and some travel costs. Organisers are required to submit an academic report to the Committee within six months of the end of the meeting.

Enqiuries should be made to the Chair of the Research Meetings Committee, Beatrice Pelloni (RMC.Chair@lms.ac.uk) and/or the Durham Representative, Dirk Schuetz (dirk.schuetz@durham.ac.uk)

Additional sources of funding

Current and prospective organisers may also consider applying for additional sources of funding e.g. the Clay Mathematics Institute Enhancement and Partnership Programme.