Category Archive: Front Page

Apr 23 2017

Charity Commission consultation on CAM charities

Last year, after prompting by Good Thinking, the Charity Commission promised to hold a consultation regarding their policies on accepting the registration of charities which exist for the promotion of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). That consultation is now open, and the public are invited to submit their thoughts on the Charity Commission’s approach to …

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Apr 04 2017

BBC upholds our complaint against Look North report on chiropractic for animals

The BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit has upheld our complaint against a BBC1 Look North (North East) news item on the treatment of animals by chiropractors. The introduction to the piece stated that it is becoming more common for vets to recommend chiropractic for animals. Throughout the report, animal chiropractic was presented in an undeservedly positive …

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Mar 13 2017

Good Thinking’s response to the Charity Commission’s CAM consultation

Earlier today, the Charity Commission announced a consultation regarding their approach to organisations promoting complementary and alternative medicines. The consultation comes after lawyers acting on behalf of Good Thinking wrote to the Charity Commission in September 2016, challenging their refusal to revoke the charitable status of charities promoting homeopathy and other unproven or disproven modalities. The announcement …

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Feb 24 2017

A black plaque for Ramanujan, Hardy and 1,729

Simon Singh, on the new commemorative plaque at 2 Colinette Road, Putney, jointly funded by Good Thinking and the British Society for the History of Mathematics. If you have read The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, then you will know the that final chapters are all about the mathematics hidden in Futurama. I discuss the repeated …

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Feb 16 2017

Who Wants To Be A Mathematician – UK Final

On Feb 9, 2017, we held the first UK final of Who Wants To Be A Mathematician, in front of an audience of several hundred maths students attending this year’s Maths Fest. Congratulations to the six finalists, who fought through two rounds of online testing, and well done to winner Connie Bambridge-Sutton from Reigate Grammar …

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Dec 22 2016

An Open Letter from Simon Singh to David Tredinnick MP

Simon Singh responds to David Tredinnick MP’s announcement that he is reporting the Good Thinking Society to the Charity Commission: Dear David Tredinnick MP, I was literally in the middle of writing you a Christmas card (honestly, it’s true), when I learned that on 20 December, in a session about evidence-based medicine in Parliament, you …

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Dec 13 2016

Good Thinking Supporters December 2016 Newsletter

December 2016 Newsletter: New guidance issued for osteopaths; UK ‘Who Wants to Be a Mathematician’ finalists announced; and Marsh appears on ABC News

Dec 02 2016

Regulators issue new advertising guidance for osteopaths

The Advertising Standards Authority has teamed up with the General Osteopathic Council to send new guidance to over 4,800 registered osteopaths. The guidance relates to marketing claims for pregnant women, children and babies and provides examples of what kind of claims can, and can’t, be made for these patient groups. We have been concerned for …

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Nov 16 2016

UK ‘Who Wants to Be a Mathematician’ Finalists Announced

Reposted from the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician website. Six students who took the Round 2 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician qualifying test have qualified for the live, on-stage finals that will take place at the 2017 Maths Fest in London on February 9. The top prize is £150. The six students are: …

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Oct 25 2016

Our First Maths Project – American High School Maths Challenge Now Open to UK Students

“Who Wants to be a Mathematician” is a national high school competition held annually in America, involving more than two thousand students. Back in January Good Thinking’s Simon Singh was lucky enough to attend the final in Seattle. This year, Good Thinking, Matt Parker and Maths Fest have been working closely with Mike Breen and …

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