St Andrews Mathematical Colloquium, 1964

The Edinburgh Mathematical Society held the St Andrews Colloquium in St Andrews from 15 to 25 July 1964.

A picture of the 1964 Colloquium is available at THIS LINK.


  1. The Lecturers of the St Andrews Mathematical Colloquium, 1964.

    The following gave five lectures:


    (a) Professor Saunders MacLane (Chicago) - "Categorical algebra."

    (b) Dr W Douglas Munn (Glasgow) - "Topics in the algebraic theory of semigroups."

    (c) Professor Arthur Erdelyi (California Institute of Technology) - "Distributions."

    (d) Dr L E Fraenkel (Imperial College, London) - "Viscous flow and the matching of asymptotic expansions."

    In addition a number of single lectures were given.


  2. The advert for the St Andrews Colloquium, 1964, in Math. Scand.

    The following appeared in Mathematica Scandinavica 12 (2) (1964), 294.


    St Andrews Mathematical Colloquium, 1964.

    The Edinburgh Mathematical Society will hold a Colloquium in St Andrews from 15th to 25th July, 1964. The following courses, each of about eight lectures, have been arranged.

    Professor Saunders MacLane (Chicago), Categorical algebra; Dr W D Munn (Glasgow), Topics in the algebraic theory of semigroups; Professor A Erdelyi (California Institute of Technology), Distributions; Dr L E Fraenkel (Imperial College, London), Viscous flow and the matching of asymptotic expansions.
    In addition, there will be a number of single lectures, informal talks and discussions.

    The inclusive membership fee is £2 : 10/- per person. The cost of board and lodging in University Residence Halls for the period of the Colloquium is £12 : 0/- per person, inclusive of gratuities. Wives and friends, but unfortunately not children, of mathematicians can be accommodated.

    Application forms may be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Colloquium Secretary, Dr J D Lambert, St Salvator's College, St Andrews.

  3. Edinburgh Mathematical Society Committee Minutes.

    The Minutes of the Committee Meeting held in January 1963 gives the dates as 15-25 July.

    The Minutes of the Committee Meeting held in November 1963 give the main speakers as: Saunders Maclane, L E Fraenkel, W D Munn, A Erdelyi.


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