The London Mathematical Societry launched its report *Advancing women in mathematics*: *good practice in UK university departments *at the House of Commons on 27th February.

The LMS is concerned about the loss of women from mathematics, particularly at the higher levels of research and teaching, and at the missed opportunities that this represents. Through its Women in Mathematics Committee it established a Good Practice Scheme and supporting departments participated in a benchmarking survey which led to this report.

*http://lms.ac.uk/news-entry/26022013-1401/house-commons-launch-good-practice-report*

The report is avaliable here (opend PDF)

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House of Commons Launch of Good Practice Report (LMS)

Anil Ananthaswamy has won the inaugural Physics Journalism Prize, which is sponsored by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

Anil won the prize for his article in New Scientist entitled Hip Hip Array, which focuses on the Square Kilometre Array.

**Link**

Winner of inaugural Physics Journalism Prize announced IOP News

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