Category: Projects

Oct 31 2017

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician finalists announced

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The second round of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is now complete, and we are delighted to be able to announce the four students, who will be taking part in the UK final next month: Connie Bambridge-Sutton from Reigate Grammar School, Surrey Dougie Dolleymore from King Edwards School, Birmingham Timothy Kang from St Paul’s …

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Aug 29 2017

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is back!

eft to right: Simon Singh (Good Thinking), Yuji Okitani (Tapton Academy), Charlie Hu (City of London School), Simon Wisniewski (St Paul's Catholic College), winner Connie Bambridge-Sutton (Reigate Grammar School), John Harber (King's College London Mathematics School), Shavindra Jayasekera (Wilson's School), Matt Parker (Maths Fest). Photo by Ben Sparks.

Win $10,000 and a trip to California. Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is a terrific maths contest for high school students across America, and last year we ran a separate UK version involving 200 schools and 800 students. It was a huge success, so this year the contest is back… and this time we …

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Aug 07 2017

Have your say on NHS Homeopathy in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire – by August 15th


We have seen in recent years how effective it can be for the public to participate in consultations on ending NHS homeopathy: in Liverpool and the Wirral, when the Clinical Commissioning Group asked for the thoughts of members of the local and national public, they received overwhelming support for ending their spending on the ineffective …

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Jul 28 2017

Have your say on NHS Homeopathy Prescriptions – here’s how

There is a public consultation currently taking place on whether the NHS should stop the availability on prescription. You can submit your thoughts via a simple online form, and you have until October 21st to do so. We can be sure that homeopaths and homeopathy trade groups will be planning to take part in the …

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Jul 26 2017

ASA upholds our complaint against osteopath claiming to treat paediatric conditions

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld our complaint against osteopath Nicholas Handoll (t/a Hereford Clinic of Osteopathy and Complementary Medicine). He has continued to make misleading advertising claims regarding a range of infant and childhood conditions, despite clear warnings from regulators. A page entitled “Infants and Children” stated: Osteopaths are first-contact practitioners, trained to undertake …

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Jul 21 2017

Good Thinking Society welcomes NHS England recommendation to end NHS homeopathy prescriptions


Earlier today, NHS England announced a consultation regarding the availability of homeopathic remedies on prescription, recommending that no new prescriptions ought to be written for homeopathy. The consultation launch has been accompanied by a report which highlights that “NHS England’s view is that, at best, homeopathy is a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS …

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Jul 04 2017

Join us as a part-time or full-time Top-Top Set Maths co-ordinator

The Top-Top Set Project needs a part-time or full-time co-ordinator. Responsibilities include: Liaising with and visiting the four schools current involved. Recruiting more schools for 2018/209. Talking with potential funders. Possibly teaching a top-set group. Developing resources for and managing online Parallel Project. This website contains more information about the Top-Top Set Project and the …

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Jul 03 2017

Colinette Road Plaque Marks Spot of Historic Exchange

Conservation of a conversation that is now part of mathematical folklore On Sunday 15 June, mathematicians and local residents gathered to celebrate a new commemorative plaque, marking one of the most remarkable conversations to have taken place in Putney. Indeed, it is of such historic importance, that this conversation has been featured in feature films, …

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Jun 12 2017

Have your say on NHS Homeopathy funding in Enfield

Last year, our campaign to end NHS funding for homeopathy achieved significant successes, with funding ending in both Liverpool and Wirral CCGs. The participation of the public in both consultations was key, letting the CCGs know that limited NHS resources should not be frittered away on ineffective treatments such as homeopathy. We are very pleased …

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May 03 2017

eBay removes listings for dangerous cancer ‘cure’ after investigation by Good Thinking

eBay has removed all listings for black salve after an investigation by Good Thinking revealed that the dangerous (and ineffective) alternative cancer ‘cure’ was not only available for purchase from the company’s website, but could be delivered via their ‘Click and Collect’ service to a large number of high street stores. After spotting Black Salve for …

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