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The first ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on 14th September 1995 was convened for the

Conference of Heads of Departments of Mathematical Sciences at University College, Gower Street, London.

Graham Wilks, the first chair of the conference of HoDoMS, outlined preliminary ideas for a meeting on the theme of overcoming fragmentation in the mathematics community.

HoDoMS has developed and grown since then. On 14th August 2018, HoDoMS was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee.

Joining HoDoMS

HoDoMS currently has approximately 50 members from the (roughly) 80 Departments/sub-Departments of Mathematical Sciences across the UK. There is a small annual membership fee for Departments which covers operating costs and allows HoDoMS to undertake occasional projects on behalf of the community it represents. New members are welcome - details of how to pay the subscription are provided at the following link:


Communications are carried out via two email lists. mathsheads@jiscmail.ac.uk is used for items for information or discussion while mathsheads-adverts@jiscmail.ac.uk is used for advertising conferences, new positions, etc. To request to join these lists please contact Professor Philip Aston, p.aston@surrey.ac.uk.

Current Officers

Chair: Professor Mary McAlinden, Nottingham Trent University, mary.mcalinden@ntu.ac.uk.

Vice-Chair: Professor Stephen Langdon, Brunel University, Stephen.Langdon@brunel.ac.uk

Secretary: Secretary: Dr Anke Wiese, Heriot-Watt University,A.Wiese@hw.ac.uk

Treasurer: Professor Jan van den Heuvel, LSE, j.van-den-heuvel@lse.ac.uk

Committee Members

Professor Philip Aston, University of Surrey, p.aston@surrey.ac.uk (Immediate Past-Chair)

Dr Kevin Golden, University of the West of England Bristol, kevin.golden@uwe.ac.uk

Professor Tim Phillips, Cardiff University, PhillipsTN@cardiff.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Fairclough, University of Wolverhampton, r.fairclough@wlv.ac.uk

Dr Gunnar Hornig, University of Dundee, G.Hornig@dundee.ac.uk

Professor Nick Monk, University of Sheffield, n.monk@sheffield.ac.uk

Professor Paul Milewski, University of Bath, p.a.milewski@bath.ac.uk

Mr Michael Grove, University of Birmingham (IMA representative)

Professor Owen Jones, Cardiff University (ORSoc representative)

Professor Jon Forster, University of Warwick (RSS representative)

Lindsay Walsh (CMS representative)

Professor Gavin Gibson, Heriot-Watt University (EdMS representative)

Professor John Parker, University of Durham (LMS representative)