Thomas Frith wins UK ‘Who Wants to Be a Mathematician’ Final

Our 2018/19 winner Olivia Guo, pictured with Matt Parker and Simon Singh.

Thomas Frith from Horsforth School near Leeds was today crowned the 20198 UK winner of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, our annual search for the country’s top young mathematical mind. We’d like to say a big congratulations to Thomas in winning a tough final, against his fellow finalists Sarah Gleghorn from Skipton Girls’ High …

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Anti-vaccination claims by homeopaths exposed across the UK media

The last week has seen an extraordinary series of investigations published across the UK press, exposing the anti-vaccination claims of homeopaths in the UK. Last Monday, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens wrote the PSA to express his concerns over their reaccreditation of the Society of Homeopaths, with his forthright letter making headlines in the Mail, Telegraph, …

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Ofcom fines Ben TV £25,000 for Peter Popoff infomercials

Ofcom have fined Greener Technology Limited, the broadcaster behind BEN TV, £25,000 for airing promotions for Peter Popoff – the teleganvelist and would-be faith healer who we investigated in 2015. In the infomercials, Popoff advertises his ‘miracle water’, which he has claimed will bring viewers health, happiness and great wealth. During the programme, aired on …

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Judicial Review over PSA reaccreditation of Society of Homeopaths granted permission by High Court

Good Thinking challenged the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) over their failure to protect vulnerable autistic children from anti-vaccine proponents and potentially harmful ‘cures’ The PSA accredited the Society of Homeopaths, despite registrants of the Society of Homeopaths offering CEASE therapy – an anti-vaccine ‘cure’ for autism If successful, the challenge could see the accreditation decision …

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Superstar needed to help revolutionise maths education

An exceptional opportunity for a multi-talented maths enthusiast with huge talents both inside and outside the classroom. Three years ago, Simon Singh (author of bestselling books such as “Fermat’s Last Theorem”) created the Top-Top Set Maths Project, designed to develop maths excellence among students in non-selective state secondary schools, enabling a broader range of students …

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Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is back!

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is back!

Win $10,000 and a trip to Colorado.

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ASA upholds our complaint against weight loss supplement claims

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld our complaint against misleading advertising claims made by supplement company USN (UK) Ltd. The ASA investigated claims relating to three “weight loss” products advertised on the website https://uk.usn-sport.com: USN’s CLA Thermo was claimed to offer “vital nutrients that cause a Thermogenic reaction within the body”. Phedra Cut Lipo XT …

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Good Thinking files Judicial Review over PSA reaccreditation of Society of Homeopaths

Help us protect people with autism from harmful homeopathic ‘cures’. We are challenging the Society of Homeopaths’ PSA accreditation, to keep autistic children safe from homeopaths who offer harmful CEASE therapy.

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‘It’s anti-science’: Scientists attack Prince Charles for becoming the patron of a homeopathy group (Daily Mail)

Prince Charles has been accused of promoting disproven and dangerous medical treatments in his new position as patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy. The Prince of Wales is a long-time supporter of homeopathy and has used his royal position to try to get it widely accepted. This is despite some homeopaths operating in the UK claiming …

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Prince Charles becomes patron of homeopathy group

The Guardian have today reported that Prince Charles has been announced as patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy: Prince Charles has been criticised for continuing to endorse homeopathy by becoming a patron of an organisation dedicated to promoting it. The Faculty of Homeopathy, which supports registered medical professionals with homeopathic practice, described the Prince of Wales’s …

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