EMS St Andrews Colloquium 1926

The Edinburgh Mathematical Society held the second of its Edinburgh Colloquia in 1914. The 1914 Colloquium ended as World War I was starting and clearly the disruption in Europe over the next years prevented any further Colloquia being organised. However, after the war ended and life began to return to normal, the Society decided to start a new series of Colloquia to be held in St Andrews.

The first of these was held 3 August to 13 August, 1926.
An announcement of the Colloquium appeared in The Mathematical Gazette in May 1926. The full reference of the announcement is St Andrews Mathematical Colloquium, 1926, The Mathematical Gazette 13 (182) (May 1926), 135. We give a version below:


Under the auspices of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, a Mathematical Colloquium will be held in St Andrews from 3rd August to 13th August, 1926.

The following courses of lectures have been arranged:

  1. The Significance of Dynamics for Scientific Thought, by George D Birkhoff, Ph.D.

  2. Recent Developments in Algebraic Geometry, by H W Richmond, LL.D., F.R.S.

  3. Recent Developments in Applied Mathematics (Gravitation), by S Brodetsky, D.Sc.

  4. The History of Mathematics in Scotland, by G A Gibson, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S.E.

  5. An Introduction to the Invariant Theory, by H W Turnbull, M.A., F.R.S.E.

  6. Informal Talks will, it is expected, be given by Professor E T Whittaker, F.R.S., and others.

For further information apply to E T Copson, M.A., The University, Edinburgh.

JOC/EFR February 2008

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