Donating to the Society

The Society has been fortunate, over its history, to receive several significant donations and legacies – among these are those from Rayleigh, Larmor and Hardy. They have been enormously valuable in enabling the Society to extend its support for mathematics and mathematicians.

The Society is increasingly active, in education, in supporting mathematics in universities and fighting for research funding. At the same time Council wishes to maintain the level of grant funding it makes, through its Schemes and committees, to support mathematicians. In order to do this it needs to increase its income.

Members are asked to consider, when paying their subscriptions, to consider making a donation to the London Mathematical Society. Each contribution, no matter how large or small, is deeply appreciated and will make an invaluable contribution to the Society’s activities in support of mathematics. 

Legacies and donations are a tax-efficient way of giving to the Society.  It is able to reclaim Gift Aid on donations made by UK tax payers, while legacies to charities are completely free of Inheritance Tax and thus the Society will receive all that you leave to it.

If you are contemplating making a donation or remembering the Society in your Will, please contact the Executive Secretary, Fiona Nixon (, 020 7291 9979).