The Cambridge University Mathematical Society


The Archimedeans maintains a few (hopefully) annual publications.

Freshers' Guide

Years of experience and knowledge have been passed down and compressed into this, the Holy Grail of guidance for Freshers, available as a PDF. This guide is produced by the Archimedeans and sent to all the first years before they come to Cambridge. If you feel that there needs to be some changes to what is said, please inform us so that we ensure the freshers are as well informed as they can be.


Further information about subscription, contributing and advertising can be found on separate pages.

Digital copies of old issues are found in our archive (mirror).


QARCH is a publication of problems, of varying difficulty (from answer easy, to answer hard, to answer unknown!). The latest version is available here.

Please send in your submissions (full or partial solutions, new problems, comments or queries) to [email protected] or to the Archimedeans' pigeonhole at the CMS. Items sent by post should be addressed as follows:

Editor of QARCH
The Archimedeans
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road

There is very little restriction on the type of question suitable for publication and discussion in these pages, except that the statement and (if known) the solution be relatively concise. Problems may be submitted with or without known solutions.

If you wish to discuss a problem in more detail, or to write something unrelated but of a mathematical nature, don't forget the Archimedeans' other journal, Eureka, which welcomes articles on all aspects of mathematics as well as mathematical fiction, poetry, artwork, etc. Contact the editor, either by email at [email protected] or by post to the address above, for more details.