Peter Symonds

E-mail: Peter (dot) Symonds (at)

Office: 2.209, Alan Turing Building.

Postal Address:
School of Mathematics
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0161 306 3675


Office Hours: Thursdays 3:00--4:00, or by appointment.


I am interested in the interaction between algebra and geometry, particularly when there is a group action. Often this is described using the representation theory and cohomology of groups. At the moment I am particularly interested in profinite groups and in group actions on rings and varieties.

If you are interested in postgraduate study at Manchester, please feel free to contact me.

Research Students:

Robin Green

Areej Almuhaimeed

Nicholas Clarke (PhD 2016)

Robert McKemey (PhD 2013)

John MacQuarrie (PhD 2009)

Seminar Series:

Manchester Algebra Seminar

Manchester Geometry Seminar

Manchester Topology Seminar

Transpennine Topology Triangle (TTT)