Records of Glasgow University MacLaurin Society, student society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes, 1957-1976;
  • Constitution of the society; membership lists and accounts, 1964-1977;
  • Correspondence, 1957-1979;
  • Syllabus and outing cards, 1957-1977;
  • Biography of Colin MacLaurin.

Administrative / Biographical History

Glasgow University MacLaurin Society was founded at the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1957 and aimed to "promote an interest in and knowledge of topics pertaining to mathematics". The Committee of the Society consisted of the honorary presidents, who was usually the professor of Mathematics, with elected student members as the president, secretary and treasurer, four other members and one staff member. Meetings were held for the delivery of lectures and subsequent discussion by leading mathematicians and members of Glasgow University Mathematics Department. Membership of the Society was open to staff and students alike. The Society took its name from Colin MacLaurin, an eighteenth century mathematician who attended Glasgow University. In 2010, the society was still active.


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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Alison Adlard, Archives Assistant, February 2003. Lower level description compiled by Glasgow University Archive Services staff.

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