Good Practice Scheme

The London Mathematical Society strongly supports advancing women's careers in university mathematics departments. The Society's Women in Mathematics Committee has developed a Good Practice Scheme with the aim of supporting mathematics departments interested in embedding equal opportunities for women within their working practices.

The Scheme provides specific support for departments working towards Athena SWAN Award status. Further information can be found in the Good Practice Scheme Booklet below.

The Good Practice Scheme is managed by a Steering Group, the membership of which is:  Peter Clarkson (Chair), Penny Davies, Anne Davis, John Greenlees, Jeremy Levesley, Gwyneth Stallard and Anne Taormina.

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The Athena SWAN May 2014 awards have been announced - there are 6 new bronze awards for mathematics departments and 1 silver renewal.

Being on an Athena SWAN assessment Panel - Peter Clarkson writes about being on a panel and provides advice for those submitting an application.


Date for next Good Practice Scheme Workshop announced: 31 October 2013 in London.  More details available here.

Athene Donald writes about 'Changing the Departmental Mind-set' in relation to Athena Swan Awards.

Imperial College's Department of Mathematics and Sheffield Hallam University's Department of Engineering and Mathematics are awarded Bronze Departmental Awards in the latest Athena SWAN announcements.

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

More details of the launch and the report are given here.


RCUK announces its policy to support equality and diversity in research.