Established in 1923, the Adams Society is the mathematical society of St
John's College, Cambridge, and one of the oldest undergraduate societies.
We are named after the Johnian mathematician John Couch Adams, who is
famous for predicting the existence of the planet Neptune using nothing but
its gravitational effects on the orbit of Uranus.
Throughout the year we organise talks of a mathematical nature, free to all
members of the University. Recent speakers have included many famous
mathematicians such as Fields Medallist Timothy Gowers and Lucasian
Professor Michael Green.
Our members, the mathematics students and fellows of St John's College, are
also invited to a number of social events such as a Freshers Squash, a
Desserts Party, our Annual Dinner and a Garden Party. Once a year we
compete in a traditional cricket match against the Trinity Mathematical