Engagement with the Learned Societies

We are delighted by the leading role that the learned societies are taking in the creation of the Academy as highlighted in their Joint Statement below.

CMS and Learned Societies statement of support for the Academy for the Mathematical Sciences

The Council for the Mathematical Sciences, and its five member societies, believe there is need for a single independent body which represents the whole of the mathematical sciences community including educators, practitioners, and academics. Therefore, we established the process to determine the feasibility and set-up of an Academy for the Mathematical Sciences for the United Kingdom.

The five learned societies believe a successful Academy will strengthen the mathematical sciences community relationships and impact with government, funding agencies, industry, the public and the media. We fully support the formation of the Academy and will work to ensure it is sustainable, and works in partnership with the societies covering mathematics, statistics, and operational research.

Council for the Mathematical Sciences
Edinburgh Mathematical Society
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
London Mathematical Society
Operational Research Society
Royal Statistical Society

We are equally delighted to reciprocate that support as per our statement below.

Statement from the proto-Academy about the relationship with the Learned Societies, JMC and ACME*

The Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS) and its five member Learned Societies have embarked on a process to launch an Academy for the Mathematical Sciences. These five Learned Societies are central to the creation of the Academy and have already played a crucial part in shaping its vision. The Academy will work in partnership with the CMS member societies and other organisations across the mathematical sciences, including JMC and ACME. This close partnership will be essential to the Academy’s success.

By speaking for the whole mathematical sciences community, the Academy will provide a unified voice on policy, with the resources required to drive policy development and facilitate a cross-community perspective mediated through the CMS societies. It will raise the profile of the mathematical sciences in industry and government – boosting the profile of the Chartered Mathematician, Chartered Statistician and Data Science Professional certifications and capitalising on the success of the AI / data science / OR revolution. From increased profile will come increased relevance, driving an increase in influence and membership for CMS societies. Furthermore, the Academy will provide a vehicle to promote the activities of the CMS societies and their members to the broader mathematical community and, more widely, the public.

*The five Learned Societies that form the CMS are: Edinburgh Mathematical Society, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, London Mathematical Society, Operational Research Society and Royal Statistical Society; JMC stands for Joint Mathematical Council of the UK; and ACME is the Royal Society’s Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education.