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Efforts to establish UK maths academy gather pace


Responsibility for creating new national body pegged for summer announcement, after government updates objectives

Plans for a UK national academy for mathematical sciences are gathering pace, with the government hoping to announce who will establish the academy this summer.

Government backing for a new mathematics academy was announced in November, with the chancellor Jeremy Hunt providing £6 million in seed funding. An academy was first proposed in a 2018 report on UK mathematical sciences by Philip Bond, professor of creativity and innovation at the University of Manchester.

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