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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 Mary McAlinden, mary.mcalinden@ntu.ac.uk.

Current Officers

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

Vice-Chair: Professor John Parker, Durham University, j.r.parker@durham.ac.uk

Secretary: Dr Andrey Umerski, The Open University, andrey.umerski@open.ac.uk

Treasurer: Professor Gunnar Hornig, University of Dundee, G.Hornig@dundee.ac.uk

Committee Members

Professor Anthony Mulholland, University of Bristol

Professor Andrew Hazel, The University of Manchester

Professor Rachel Bearon, University of Liverpool

Professor Alex Belton, University of Plymouth

Professor Helen Wilson, University College London

Professor Vitaly Moroz, Swansea University

Professor Michael Grove, University of Birmingham (IMA representative)

Professor Jon Forster, University of Warwick (RSS representative)

Professor Rachel Norman, University of Stirling (EdMS representative)

Professor Dylan Jones, University of Portsmouth (OR Society representative)

Professor John Parker, Durham University (LMS representative)

Jennifer Gunn (CMS representative)