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Being educated in science and mathematics enables people to make informed choices about their life and work, empowers them to shape scientific and technological developments, and equips them to prosper in today’s rapidly-changing, knowledge-focused economies.

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Reports and publications

Read or download all our reports, publications and consultation responses.

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School children


The Envision project brings together thought leaders to discuss what the UK education system should look like in order to prepare students to flourish in the 21st century.

Teacher resources and opportunities

The Royal Society promotes excellence in the teaching of the sciences, mathematics and computing and supports teachers to be part of the scientific community. Find resources and opportunities to support your teaching practice.

Policy for Education and Skills

Providing independent and authoritative evidence and insights to decision-makers. Find out about the Royal Society’s research and policy projects, governed by the Education Committee and the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education.

  • Computing, data and skills

    Computing education

    The Google and Microsoft funded Royal Society Computing Education Project aims to support schools teaching the new computing curriculum.

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  • Students carrying out a Partnership Grant project

    Partnership Grants

    Funding for schools of up to £3,000 to run an investigative STEM project in their classrooms in partnership with a STEM professional.

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  • Educational research

    Educational research

    This programme, developed in partnership with the British Academy, seeks to grow and harness the transformative power of educational research.

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  • Broadening the curriculum

    Broadening the Curriculum

    This project seeks to achieve long term reform of post-16 education, moving towards a broader and more coherent curriculum.

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    UK teachers newsletter

    Keep up to date with the latest education focused news, resources, events and other funding opportunities from the Royal Society.

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    Mathematics education

    The Royal Society’s Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME) advises the Society on mathematics education policy.

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  • Resources

    Teacher resources

    Free teacher resources for all key stages, including our Brian Cox School Experiments series.

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Teacher resources

Our education resources span all sciences and key stages.

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The Royal Society hosts and supports the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME), which is the leading advisory body on 5-19 mathematics education in England.

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Fellows working in this area

Professor Ulrike Tillmann

Professor Ulrike Tillmann is a mathematician who is known for her work in topology, especially for her discoveries relating to the moduli space of Riemann surfaces. She serves on the scientific boards of several international institutions and is an inaugural fellow of the American Mathematical Society as well as a Member for the Leopoldina, the German National Academy. Currently, Professor Tillmann is a member of the Council of the Royal Society and chairs the Royal Society’s Education Committee.

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