The Isaac Newton Institute is proud to be a key supporter of the Academy for Mathematical Sciences, providing financial support and accommodating its developing operations.

First conceived in 2018 and then formally announced in 2022, the Academy’s aim is to become “an authoritative and persuasive voice for the whole of the mathematical sciences”. Its goals include: supporting the “people pipeline” of those entering careers in the mathematical sciences; to provide a “voice at the table” where policy and funding decisions are made; and to champion the importance of mathematical excellence as a whole.

Announcement and history of the Academy project, from The Council for Mathematical Sciences

Published: 6 October 2022

We are delighted to announce an important step towards the creation of a National Academy for the Mathematical Sciences with the appointment of the Executive Committee and Executive Director to carry out the feasibility and set-up phase.  The proposed academy would represent and advocate for the mathematical sciences and people who work in them including educators, practitioners and academics.  It would operate across the whole of the mathematical sciences, including mathematics, statistics and operational research.

The Executive Committee will lead a focussed programme of work, to put in place the structures required for a National Academy to be set up and able to begin its work by the first half of 2025. There will be consultation and discussion in the mathematical sciences community at stages before then.

For more information, see here.

First President of the Academy for the Mathematical Sciences announced

Published: 10 May 2024


The Academy for the Mathematical Sciences announced that Professor Alison Etheridge OBE FRS will be its first President. She will take up the role on 17 June 2024.

The Academy’s Trustees unanimously believe that Alison is the ideal person to take forward this vision, as a widely-respected leader with experience of building links across the full spectrum of the mathematical sciences community and beyond.

For more information on Professor Alison Etheridge, see here.

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