Mathematical Association Presidential Addresses
The Association for the Improvement of Geometrical Teaching changed its name to The Mathematical Association in 1897. The first Annual Meeting of the Mathematical Association was in 1898. Formal Presidential Addresses started with Professor G H Bryan in 1908. Normally Presidential Addresses were given at the end of each year of the term. One-year terms started in 1934.
Year | President | Presidential Address | |
1898 | Professor A Lodge | No address | |
1899 | Professor A Lodge | No address | |
1900 | Professor Sir Robert S Ball | No address | |
1901 | Professor Sir Robert S Ball | No address | |
1902 | Mr J F Moulton | No address | |
1903 | Mr J F Moulton | No address | |
1904 | Professor A R Forsyth | No address | |
1905 | Professor A R Forsyth | No address | |
1906 | Mr G B Mathews | No address | |
1907 | Mr G B Mathews | No address | |
1908 | Professor G H Bryan | The uses of mathematics and the training of the mathematical teacher | |
1909 | Professor G H Bryan | Retiring address with no title | |
1910 | Professor H H Turner | Mathematics and 'general education' | |
1911 | Professor H H Turner | The outer satellites of Saturn and Jupiter | |
1912 | Professor E W Hobson | The democratization of mathematical education | |
1913 | Professor E W Hobson | On geometrical constructions by means of the compass | |
1914 | Mr A G Greenhill | The use of mathematics | |
1915 | Mr A G Greenhill | Mathematics in artillery science | |
1916 | Professor A N Whitehead | The aims of education - a plea for reform | |
1917 | Professor A N Whitehead | Technical education and its relation to science and literature | |
1918 | Professor T P Nunn | Mathematics and individuality | |
1919 | Professor T P Nunn | Astronomy as a school subject | |
1920 | Professor E T Whittaker | Some mathematical problems awaiting solution | |
1920 | Professor E T Whittaker | No address | |
1921 | Rev Canon J M Wilson | The early history of the Association, or, the passing of Euclid from our schools and universities. And how it came about. A story of fifty years ago | |
1922 | Rev Canon J M Wilson | No address | |
1923 | Sir Thomas L Heath | Greek geometry with special reference to infinitesimals | |
1924 | Sir Thomas L Heath | No address | |
1925 | Professor G H Hardy | What is geometry? | |
1926 | Professor G H Hardy | The case against the mathematical tripos | |
1927 | Professor M J M Hill | On the teaching of mathematics | |
1928 | Professor M J M Hill | The logical eye and the mathematical eye | |
1929 | Dr W F Sheppard | Variety of method in the teaching of arithmetic | |
1930 | Dr W F Sheppard | Mathematics for the study of frequency statistics | |
1931 | Prof Sir A S Eddington | The end of the world from the standpoint of mathematical physics | |
1932 | Prof Sir A S Eddington | The decline of determinism | |
1933 | Professor G N Watson | The marquis and the land agent | |
1934 | Professor G N Watson | Scraps from some mathematical notebooks | |
1935 | Professor E H Neville | The food of the gods | |
1936 | Mr A W Siddons | Progress | |
1937 | Professor A R Forsyth | Applied mathematics in school training | |
1938 | Professor L N G Filon | Mass and force in Newtonian mechanics. [Read by Professor G B Jeffery] | |
1939 | Mr W Hope-Jones | Simplicity and the truthfulness in arithmetic | |
1944 | Mr W C Fletcher | No address | |
1945 | Mr C O Tuckey | Teachers and examiners | |
1946 | Professor S Chapman | University training of mathematicians | |
1947 | Mr W F Bushell | A century of school mathematics | |
1948 | Professor G B Jeffery | Mathematics as an educational experience | |
1949 | Sir Harold Spencer Jones | The measurement of time (given January 1950) | |
1950 | Mr A Robson | How they learnt 1600 - 1850 (given April 1949) | |
1951 | Professor H R Hassé | My fifty years of mathematics | |
1952 | Dr M L Cartwright | Non-linear vibrations: a chapter in mathematical history | |
1953 | Mr K S Snell | School mathematics today and tomorrow | |
1954 | Prof T A A Broadbent | Printer's ink and the teacher | |
1955 | Professor W V D Hodge | Changing views of geometry | |
1956 | Mr G L Parsons | "Teaching the teacher" | |
1957 | Professor G F J Temple | The growth of mathematics | |
1958 | Mr W J Langford | Secondary school mathematics: an international survey | |
1959 | Prof M H A Newman | What is mathematics? New answers to an old question | |
1960 | Miss L D Adams | Full cycle | |
1961 | Dr E A Maxwell | Pastors and masters | |
1962 | Mr J T Combridge | Mathematics - slave, servant or sovereign? | |
1963 | Professor V C A Ferraro | The scientific exploration of outer space since the time of Galileo | |
1964 | Mr J B Morgan | The thirteenth grade | |
1965 | Dr I W Busbridge | Robbins - and all that | |
1966 | Mrs E M Williams | The changing role of mathematics in education | |
1967 | Mr F W Kellaway | The teacher of mathematics and society | |
1968 | Mr A P Rollett | Class consciousness | |
1969 | Professor C A Coulson | On liking mathematics | |
1970 | Lady Bertha Jeffreys | An easy commerce of the old and the new | |
1971 | Professor M J Lighthill | The art of teaching the art of applying mathematics | |
1972 | Mr B T Bellis | Whatever next? | |
1973 | Mr C T Daltry | Difficulties - a voice from the past | |
1974 | Professor W H McCrea | Natural philosophy | |
1975 | Mrs M Hayman | To each according to his needs | |
1975 | Professor R L Goodstein | Inauguration of the New Headquarters | |
1976 | Professor R L Goodstein | Arithmetic without sets [Read by Dr E A Maxwell] | |
1977 | Dr E Kerr | Some thoughts on the educational system and mathematics teaching | |
1978 | Professor G Matthews | Sausages and bananas | |
1979 | Mr A R Tammadge | Creativity | |
1980 | Professor C W Kilmister | Zeno, Aristotle, Weyl and Shuard: two-and-a-half millennia of worries over number | |
1981 | Mr D A Quadling | Pressures and priorities | |
1982 | Professor M F Atiyah | What is geometry? | |
1983 | Mr F J Budden | Accuracy is a virtue | |
1984 | Prof R L Schwarzenberger | The importance of mistakes | |
1985 | Mr P B Coaker | Why teach mathematics? | |
1986 | Miss H B Shuard | Primary mathematics: towards 2000 | |
1987 | Mrs A Straker | The challenge to change | |
1988 | Dr M E Rayner | On examinations | |
1989 | Professor A G Howson | New challenges | |
1990 | Mr P Reynolds | Full circle | |
1991 | Professor M L Brown | The second iteration | |
1992 | Dr A J Bishop | Visions, mechanisms and professionals | |
1993 | Mr J Hersee | AIMS | |
1994 | Dr W Wynne Wilson | Five types of ambiguity | |
1995 | Dr M Bradburn | The borders of mathematics and natural philosophy | |
1996 | Mr E R Ashley | From a still point on a turning world | |
1997 | Mr W P Richardson | Why are we here? | |
1998 | Dr A D Gardiner | The art of knowing | |
1999 | Professor J C Robson | Something interesting! | |
2000 | Professor J S Berry | Developing the mathematical feel | |
2001 | Mr S Abbott | Rank and file: vision and visualisations | |
2002 | Dr S Sanders | Tales from the mathematical classroom | |
2003 | Mr B Lewis | Taking perspective | |
2004 | Prof Sir E C Zeeman | Three-dimensional theorems for schools | |
2005 | Professor A McBride | Mathematics: The greatest subject in the world | |
2006 | Mrs S Singer | Sailing through mathematics | |
2007 | Mr D French | Simplicity and surprise in school mathematics | |
2008 | Mr R Eastaway | Joined up mathematics | |
2009 | Mr R Barbour | A manifesto for mathematics | |
2010 | Mrs J Imrie | Progressing through mathematics | |
2011 | Dr D Acheson | What's the problem with maths? | |
2012 | Dr P Andrews | Learning from others: Can PISA and TIMSS really inform curriculum developments in mathematics? | |
2013 | Professor M du Sautoy | Teaching the Shakespeare of mathematics | |
2014 | Mr P Ransom | Triumphs and tribulations in teaching | |
2015 | Mrs L McClure | Looking backward, looking forward | |
2016 | Dr P M Neumann | Inspiring teachers | |
2017 | Dr J Golding | Is it mathematics or is it school mathematics? | |
2018 | Mr T Roper | Adventures in shape and space |