Each academic year, the Society normally holds eight ordinary meetings from October to June terminating with the Society's AGM the following October, which immediately precedes the first ordinary meeting of the following year. The AGM is usually held in Edinburgh and the other meetings are distributed between several Scottish locations.
Meetings are normally held on a Friday afternoon, and are open to all. In each year's programme, speakers are chosen to cover a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics. The society now has a fund to reimburse postgraduate students for travel within Scotland to attend EMS meetings; claim forms can be downloaded below.
The Society has also arranged postgraduate students' meetings at the Burn, in early Summer, every one or two years since 1995. At present, these meetings are planned to continue annually due to their popularity. These meetings are supported by the Society's St Andrews Fund.
From time to time there are joint meetings with other societies, notably the London Mathematical Society.
The last joint meeting with the LMS took place on 10-11 December 2015 in Edinburgh at ICMS, with the theme "Mathematical Aspects of Big Data". More details: LMS-EMS 2015.
In 2017, the second joint meeting between the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and the Societat Catalana de Matematiques took place on 27-29 September in Edinburgh at the ICMS. More details: EMS-SCM 2017.
Procedure for expense claims
The EMS will reimburse reasonable travel, subsistence and entertainment costs for officers.
It will reimburse reasonable travel and subsistence costs for speakers at EMS meetings.
It will also reimburse research students for travel within Scotland to attend EMS meetings (up to a maximum of 50.00 GBP per meeting, standard class travel only).
Reasonable Travel: Standard class travel should be used whenever practicable.
Please endeavour to use public transport/taxis rather than personal vehicles.
If driving is unavoidable, expenses will be reimbursed at 40p per mile.
Please download this form and then email the completed form,
along with scanned receipts, to:
Please submit claim forms within 20 days of event.
If you are unable to email the form, please post it, along with receipts, to:
47 Potterrow Edinburgh