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Yuji Okitani receives an award from George Andrews, former president of the American Mathematical Society

Yuji Okitani competes in Grand Final of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician

Yuji Okitani, the winner of our UK Who Wants to Be a Mathematician competition, competed in the international Grand Final in the US last Saturday, finishing a very respectable third place in his semi final. The competition, which is run by the American Mathematical Society and took place live at the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings …

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The Parallel Project is back

We know that lots of our followers and supporters signed up for the pilot of our Parallel maths project back in the summer, and received our weekly maths puzzles. If you were one of them, hopefully you found our Parallelogram problem sheets and videos fun and interesting. We’re pleased to say that after the successful …

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Cancer and alternative therapies

Good Thinking are extremely concerned about fundraising appeals designed to raise money for seriously ill people to receive alternative therapies that are not considered mainstream and are typically not backed by robust evidence. Below, we look at many of the therapies we’ve seen cited in such fundraisers (particularly for cancer patients), assess the evidence for …

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NHS England calls for homeopathy to be blacklisted; Enfield CCG ends homeopathy funding

Earlier today, NHS England announced recommendations that GPs should no longer prescribe homeopathic treatments or herbal remedies, and called on the Secretary of State for Health to put both on the NHS Blacklist, which would prevent any NHS funds being spent on prescribing either treatment. The announcement came after NHS England’s consultation on “Items which …

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