New: additional Consultation Event – for ECMSs

12 June 2023

On the request of the Early Career Mathematical Scientists workstream we are hosting an additional online consultation event focussing on their interests.

Webinar and coffee mug.
Credit: Credit: Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash

Credit: Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash

At this moment in time, the Academy is staging a Consultation Period to obtain the views and feedback of the community on the work we have done so far and plan to do.

Following feedback from our Early Career Mathematical Scientists workstream, we are holding an additional online  consultation engagement event that will focus in particular on their interests.  Open to all, we are encouraging in particular participation from early career members of our community.  It will be held on:

  • Monday 19th June, 7-8pm.

Please register for this final Consultation Engagement Event here: . You will receive joining instructions on the morning of the 19th June. Please check your spam folder. If you have not received a link up to an hour before the event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Furthermore, please feel free to get in touch with any further questions about the event.

This event is not like the other consultation webinars, it will be driven by the ECMS Workstream. In addition to a brief presentation on the progress of the Academy to date, there will be breakout sessions led by members of the Advisory Board and the opportunity to share your views with key members of the Academy’s Executive Team. We will be joined by

  • Nigel Campbell (Chair of the Academy)
  • Dr Christie Marr (Executive Director of the Academy)
  • Professor Tom Coates (ECMS lead)
  • Professor Christine Curry (Implementation of the Mathematical Sciences lead )
  • Professor Sara Lombardo (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion lead)
  • Lynne McClure OBE (Education lead)

For further workstream details and biographies of the Executive Committee and Advisory Board see here.

We want you to drive the conversation at this event. To get you thinking about the Academy and what it could do for you, we have provided the following prompts:

  • How will the Academy support the people pipeline and promote retention of teachers and educators?
  • How will the Academy improve widening participation efforts across the country?
  • How will the Academy address the imbalance in the funding of mathematics compared to other physical sciences?
  • What type of employability resources will the Academy provide for ECM*s?
  • The Academy has articulated the benefits of engaging with practitioners, educators and teachers, and academics. How does it plan on bringing together early career members of these communities?
  • The Academy has expressed a desire to challenge the misconception and stereotype of mathematical sciences as a hard and sometimes solitary activity. How does it plan to do this? How can I support the Academy in this endeavour?
  • How does the Academy envision running events for ECM*s? How will these differ from events offered by other Learned Societies?
  • The Academy has expressed a desire to promote mathematics as a collaborative and social activity, accessible to all those who are curious, find it fulfilling, and have an interest in it. How does it plan to do this? How can I support the Academy in this endeavour?

If you have questions you would like to be asked (particularly if you can’t make the event), please email and I will add it to the list. The breakout sessions will be recorded and made available online.