In June and July 2008 the Councils of the IMA and the LMS adopted a report produced by their Joint Planning Group bringing eight years of discussions about a possible merger of the two societies to a firm proposal. Both Councils commended the report to their members.
The purpose of this website is to provide members of both societies with up to date information as the next consultation phase takes place.
In September 2008 members of both societies received the report entitled ‘A New Unified Mathematical Society’ describing the proposed framework for the creation of the new society.
Members are invited to comment on the proposals either directly to the IMA or LMS using the links on the contact page.
The Presidents of the IMA and LMS will be visiting universities and branches throughout the UK during the autumn of 2008 giving members a chance to hear the proposals and raise any queries. Details of these meetings will be posted on the website as venues and dates are agreed.
It is planned any feedback will be reported to the IMA and LMS Councils at their November meetings. At these meetings the Councils will consider a proposal to invite Members to vote on the proposed merger early in 2009.