About Us

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good

It is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians, with a membership of around 5,000 comprising of mathematicians from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in mathematics.

Membership of the IMA

We offer Scholars two years free membership at either the Affiliate or Associate member grade.  

As a member you will receive Mathematics Today the bi-monthly magazine, which incorporates all the latest news about the IMA, conferences, local branches, plus several technical articles every issue.

Members will also receive discounts on journals, The IMA has 7 journals published by the Oxford University Press (OUP). They are available in both paper and electronic formats. As a Scholar you will receive a free online subscription to the Teaching Mathematics and its Applications journal.

We run local branch events which are free to attend and provide networking opportunities for members. Local branches include: London, East Midlands, West Midlands, West of England, North West, Scottish and Irish. Branch meeting calendars are published on the IMA website.

We also run several conferences throughout the year and as a member you will receive discounted conference fees.

Becoming Chartered

If you remain a member of the IMA you may be able to apply to become a Chartered Mathematics Teacher, which is a nationally recognised standard of teaching excellence. Being a Chartered Mathematics Teacher could help your journey to becoming a Head of Department or Senior Leader in a Secondary School.

The Chartered Mathematics Teacher (CMathTeach) designation reflects the balance between teaching skills (pedagogy) and mathematics knowledge that is necessary for a professional teacher to educate and inspire today’s students.