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Warwick Academics contribute to The Maths Manifesto

Warwick Statistics’ Dr Martine Barons and Professor Jon Forster contributed to the development of the Maths Manifesto launched at The Maths Summit held at The Science Museum on 12th March 2024.
The Maths Manifesto was produced under the leadership of Professor Catherine Hobbs who drew together a team from the five UK Learned Societies in the mathematical sciences and the Academy for the Mathematical Sciences.
The Maths Manifesto covers a range of issues within mathematical sciences and its contribution to society and sets out priorities and actions under the headings of improving mathematical literacy, increasing investment in research and commercialisation, bringing further insight to public policy and industry and improving attitudes towards mathematics in society. It was produced ahead of the forthcoming UK General Election.
The Rt Honourable Michelle Donelan MP, Secretary of State for Science Innovation and Technology gave a keynote speech followed by a discussion with Professor Jon Keating FRS and Catherine McKinnell MO, Shadow schools minister, contributed to a panel discussion on equipping young people to build and benefit from the increasingly mathematical world.
In addition, The Maths Summit brought together leaders from academia, industry, education and politics to explore how the mathematical sciences can support research, innovation and prosperity. The Maths Summit was organised by Protect Pure Maths and supported by the Academy for Mathematical Sciences, the Council for the Mathematical Sciences, the Edinburgh Society, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Society, the Royal Statistical Society and the Operational Research Society.

https://www.acadmathsci.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/MATHS-MANIFESTO_FEB-2024_DIGITAL_FINAL.pdf

Thu 14 Mar 2024, 10:09 | Tags: ASRU, Impact and/or Engagement

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