John Combridge's article only gives an account of the founding of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications so we need to say a little about how the Institute developed. From the beginning, the Institute had different grades of membership.

**Fellow (FIMA)**is the highest grade which requires seven years experience. To attain this grade it is necessary to hold a senior position in an institution in which one teaches mathematics or is a user of mathematics.

**Member (MIMA)**is a grade which requires a degree and at least three years experience teaching mathematics or using mathematics.

**Associate Member (AMIMA)**requires a degree in mathematics or a degree with a high mathematical component.

**Student**is a grade for someone who is on a course which with lead to a degree in mathematics or a degree with a high mathematical component.

**Affiliate**is a grade which has no necessary requirements.

In 1990 the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications was awarded a Royal Charter which led to it being able to grant someone the title Chartered Mathematician. In November 2008 the Royal Charter was amended so that the Institute was able to grant Chartered Mathematics Teacher status.

Over the years the number of journals published by the Institute had increased markedly. At present it publishes eight research journals: *Transactions of Mathematics and its Applications. A Journal of the IMA*; *Information and Inference. a Journal of the IMA*; *IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics*; *IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis*; *Mathematical Medicine and Biology. A Journal of the IMA*; *IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information*; *IMA Journal of Management Mathematics*; and *Teaching Mathematics and its Applications. An International Journal of the IMA*. It also publishes *Mathematics Today*, an excellent general interest publication which is published six times a year.

An account of the origins of the Institute is given at THIS LINK.

A list of Presidents of the Institute is given at THIS LINK.

A list of Institute prizewinners is given at THIS LINK.

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