Edinburgh Mathematical Society 125 Anniversary Meeting
The President, Professor Rob Archbold was in the chair; about 80 members and guests were present.
The honorary members
He was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1980, to the Royal Society of London in 1989, to Foreign Membership of the French Academy of Sciences in 2000 and to Foreign Membership of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2007. Other awards include the 1995 Naylor Prize of the London Mathematical Society, the 1999 Theodore Von Karman Prize of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the 2003 David Crighton Medal of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society. He is a former President of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, the London Mathematical Society and, most recently, the International Mathematical Union, where he has strongly supported the advancement of mathematics in developing countries. In addition, he holds Honorary Doctorates from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, the University of Montpellier II, the University of Sussex, the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University (where he was for many years a professor).
In 2006, he received a knighthood for services to Science.
He was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1979, to the Royal Society of London in 1985, to a Fellowship of the Institute of Biology in 1988 and to the Foreign Membership of the French Academy of Sciences in 2000. He was awarded the Naylor Prize of the London Mathematical Society in 1989 and he is a former President of the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology. In addition, he holds Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Milan, Strathclyde, Waterloo and St Andrews (where he was both an undergraduate and Ph.D. student).
A chair has been recently endowed in his name at the University of Washington - the James D Murray Chair of Applied Mathematics.
Professor Martin Taylor of the University of Manchester gave a talk entitled:
At this point there was a break for tea.
Before introducing the second speaker, the President reported to the Meeting on some recent correspondence with Professor Walter Ledermann, who is currently the longest-serving member of the Society.
Professor John Toland of the University of Bath gave a talk entitled:
The meeting was formally adjourned at 6 p.m.
Immediately afterwards, there was a reception with wine in the Conference Room in the David Hume Tower.
JOC/EFR October 2016
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