The Edinburgh Mathematical Society held the St Andrews Colloquium in St Andrews from 10 to 20 July 1968.

A picture of the 1968 Colloquium is available at THIS LINK.

A picture of the 1968 Colloquium is available at THIS LINK.

**The Lecturers of the St Andrews Mathematical Colloquium, 1968.**

The following gave seven lectures:

**(a)**Professor Patrick Billingsley (Chicago) - "Weak Convergence of Probability Measures."

The following gave five lectures:

**(b)**Professor Nathan Jacobson (Yale) - "Quadratic Jordan Algebras."

**(c)**Professor Frank F Bonsall (Edinburgh) - "Normed Algebras."

**(d)**Professor Nicolaas G de Bruijn (Eindhoven) - "Fourier Analysis and Generalized Functions."

A course of four lectures were also given by:

**(e)**Professor Hans Zassenhaus (Ohio State) - "The work of J H M Wedderburn."

**Comments on these lectures.**

**2.1.**Nathan Jacobson wrote:

We had a very pleasant summer in 1968, lecturing in Scotland and sight-seeing in Scotland and Ireland. I was invited to give a course of lectures at the St Andrews Colloquium of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.

**2.2.**Edmund Robertson wrote:

I attended Jacobson's course that he gave on*Quadratic Jordan algebras*at the Colloquium and learnt much, not only about Jordan algebras, but also on how to lecture combining both excitement and clarity.

**2.3.**N H Bingham wrote in the paper (jointly authored with A J Ostaszewski)*The Steinhaus Theorem and Regular Variation: De Bruijn and after*:

The first author [N H Bingham] was fortunate to hear a course of lectures by N G de Bruijn at the St Andrews Colloquium in 1968, when he was a second-year research student. Both authors have been influenced by his work, and take pleasure in dedicating this paper to his memory.

**Advert in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.**

ST ANDREWS COLLOQUIUM, 1968.

The Edinburgh Mathematical Society has arranged a colloquium at St. Andrews, Scotland, on July 10-20, 1968. Four courses, each consisting of about four lectures on various topics, will be held as follows: Jordan Algebras, by Nathan Jacobson; Normed Algebras, by F. F. Bonsall; Fourier Analysis and Generalized Functions, by N. G. de Bruijn; and Weaker Convergence Methods in Probability, by P. Billingsley. In addition, H Zassenhaus will deliver four lectures on the work of J H M Wedderburn. The programme will also include informal talks and discussions. Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Colloquium Secretary, Dr J B Tatchell. The Mathematical Institute, North Haugh, St Andrews, Scotland.