Education Committee is involved in a wide range of activities from supporting mathematical education in schools, colleges and universities, to encouraging the public and young people to appreciate and engage with mathematics. It ensures that the views of the Society on mathematical educational issues are made known to decision makers and works to promote the public image of mathematics.
Terms of Reference
- To advise Council on all matters concerning mathematical education;
- In particular, to suggest to Council responses to policy documents in the field of the Committee’s interests;
- To act on behalf of Council in such matters when authorized to do so;
- To liaise as appropriate with other bodies with interests in the area (for example, with sister societies and government agencies);
- To organise activities which promote public interest in and understanding of mathematics;
- To assess applications to the Society for grants in the area of the Committee’s interests.
The full terms of reference can be downloaded here.
M. McAlinden (Education Secretary, Chair), Vice-President (C Hobbs), N. Barker, T. Crawford, C. Crisan, J. Enright (LMS Council Rep), P. Glaister, J-A Lees, M. McCartney, T. Roper, J. Parker (HoDoMS), C. Saker.
Dates of meetings
The committee meets four times per year, usually in February, May, September and December.
The Committee oversees the Education Grants schemes. Four rounds of the grants schemes are run per year; the deadlines are 30 November, 31 January, 30 April and 31 August.
The committee is responsible for the annual Popular Lecture and Mathematics Communication and Outreach Workshops. It also works with Gresham College on the annual LMS/Gresham Lecture, runs the annual Education Day and oversees the School Holgate Lecture Scheme.
The committee will issue policy and position statements, which will be made available on the policy section of the website.