Previous Women and Diversity in Mathematics Days

2022, University of Reading

This event was organised to coincide with the International Celebration of Women in Mathematics, and was supported by the London Mathematical Society, the Mathematics of Planet Earth CDT and the University of Reading.

See details on the event homepage.


2021, University of Strathclyde

This event was run online and hosted by the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences. The programme featured 5 talks by female researchers at different stages of their careers, from different walks of maths, science and technology. The speakers included Claire Miller (Professor of Statistics, University of Glasgow), Paola Iannone (Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education, University of Loughborough), Laura Ciobanu (Associate Professor in Heriot Watt University specialising in group theory), Jill Miscandlon (Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde) and Tiffany Wood (Senior Knowledge Transfer Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh). The speakers discussed their career trajectories, the opportunities and the challenges, their research programmes and outreach activities. The talks gave a holistic view of careers in mathematics, in academia and outside academia, particularly at the interface of mathematics, industrial research and knowledge exchange.


2019, Queen Mary University of London

This event, titled 'Where Could Maths Take You?' featured five talks from academic researchers and four on careers in industry. There was also a group activity where attendees discussed topics including challenges for women in maths and how to tackle them, and a networking lunch.


2019, University of Kent

Anna Felikson (Durham)

Cluster Algebras, Mutations and Triangulated Surfaces

Xue-Mei Li (Imperial)

Perturbations, Stochastic Equations, and Averaging

Jing Ping Wang (Kent)

Classification of Integrable Equations and Number Theory

Constanze Roitzheim (Kent)

Stable Homotopy Groups of Spheres

Oana Lang (Imperial)

Well-posedness Analysis for the Stochastic Great Lake Equations with Transport Noise

Ana Rojo-Echeburua (Kent)

Variational Systems with an Euclidean Symmetry using the Rotation Minimizing Frame


2018, Isaac Newton Institute

Day 1:

Catherine Powell (Manchester)

Linear Algebra Challenges in Unvertainty Quantification

Nilanjana Datta (Cambridge)

A Surprising Majorization Relation and its Applications

Julia Wolf (Bristol)

The Structure of Stable Sets: from Additive Number Theory to Model Theory

Masoumed Dashti (Sussex)

The Bayesian Approach to Inverse Problems

Beth Romano (Cambridge)

Snapshots from the Local Langlands Correspondence

Sarah Zerbes (UCL)

Euler Systems and the Conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer

Anitha Thillasundaram (Lincoln)

Hausdorff Dimension of Pro-p Groups: History and Open Problems

Anitha Thillasundaram (Lincoln) and Anne Davis (Cambridge)

Interviewing For Fhe First Academic Job

Day 2:

Ruth Gregory (Durham)

Fun with Black Holes

Claudia Schillings (Mannheim)

Uncertainty Quantification and Optimisation Under Uncertainty

Juliet Foster (Cambridge)

Implicity Bias

Christie Marr (Isaac Newton Institute)

INI Gender Action Plan

Colva Roney-Dougal

Group Theory and Randomness

Rebecca Hoyle (Southampton)

Maternal Effects and Environmental Change

John Greenlees (Warwick)

LMS Benchmarking Survey

Val Gibson (Cambridge)

Project JUNO and discussion


2018, Newcastle University, partnered with the Women In the Security Domain and/or Mathematic (WISDOM) group of Royal Holloway


2017, University of Warwick

Alessandra Caraceni (University of Bath)

The scaling limit of random outerplanar maps

Sophie Carr (Bays Consulting)

My travels with maths: Knowing where I am and where my food came from

Eva-Maria Graefe (Imperial College London)

There's a hole in my quantum bucket

Sibylle Schroll (University of Leicester)

Graphs and Representation Theory

Christl Donnelly (Imperial College London)

What have numbers ever done for you?


2017, Birkbeck College, University of London

Eva Kaufholz (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitat)

Too beautiful to do Maths? On Women, Physical Appearance, and Innate Abilities for Mathematics from Sofia Kovalevskaya to today

Caroline Colijn (Imperial College London)

Metrics on phylogenetic trees: labelled, partly labelled and unlabelled

Ulrica Wilson (Brown University)

Eventual Properties of Matrices

Ruth Kaufman (Independent Consultant/President, OR Society)

Operational Research: the invisible science


2016, Microsoft Research Cambridge and International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh


Philippa Hiscock (Roke Manor Research Limited)

Always Relevant: From Online Communities to Defence and National Security

Apala Majumdar (University of Bath) - Anne Bennett Prize talk

The Interplay Between Mathematics and Applications for Liquid Crystals

Nicola Richmond (GlaxoSmithKline)

Can Lattice THeory Help Identify a Cure for Paralysis?



Sabrina Blackwell (TWI)

Mathematician to Engineer in Three Years

Susan Sierra (University of Edinburgh)

Noncommutative algebraic geometry: group actions, dynamics, and calculus

Anne Taormina (Durham University)

Mathieu Moonshine


2015, University of Oxford, It All Adds Up

As part of its 150th Anniversary in 2015 the Society held a four-day event in collaboration with the University of Oxford celebrating Women in Mathematics.  Details about the event can be found here.

2014, De Morgan House, London

Sarah Hart (Birkbeck College)
Counting in Coxeter Groups

Katia Babbar (Lloyds)
Quantitative Finance in Practice: a Mathematician on the Trading Floor

Anne Juel (Manchester)
Confining bubbles in small spaces: instabilities and pattern formation on the pore scale

2013, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge (two day meeting)

The full programme, details and photos from the day can be seen here.

Gwyneth Stallard (Open)
Escaping to Infinity

Sarah Dance (Reading)
Where Mathematics and Meteorology meet: Maximising the value of observations for data assimilation across a range of scales

Nalini Joshi (Sydney)
Life and mathematics: a personal journey

Corinna Ulcigrai (Bristol)
Dynamics, polygonal billiards and periodic surfaces

Colva Roney-Dougal (St Andrews)
Minimal and random generation of finite groups

2012, De Morgan House, London

Jennifer Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Challenges from a large sparse world

Rachel Camina (Cambridge)
The influence of conjugacy class size

Christina Goldschmidt (Oxford)
The scaling limit of the critical random graph

2011, De Morgan House, London

Claire Gilson (Glasgow)
Box and ball systems in integrable systems

Joan Lasenby (Cambridge)
The Mathematics of making movies

Rowena Paget (Kent)
Set partitions and symmetric groups

2010, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge (two day meeting)

Julia Gog (University of Cambridge)
Disease dynamics: From equation to experiment (and back)

Hinke Osinga (University of Bristol)
The mystery of chaos in the Lorenz equations

Nina Snaith (University of Bristol)
Random matrices and Riemann zeros

Alison Etheridge (University of Oxford)
The pain in the torus: modelling populations in a spatial continuum

Bodil Branner (Technical University of Denmark)
Why mathematics continues to fascinate me – surgery in
holormorphic dynamics in particular

2009, De Morgan House, London

Helen Webster (Met Office)
Atmospheric dispersion modeling

Beatrice Pelloni (Reading)
Generalised Fourier transforms and boundary value problems

Eugenia Cheng (Sheffield)
An introduction to higher-dimensional category theory

2008, De Morgan House, London

Hilary Ockendon (Oxford)
Spinning and weaving through Industrial Mathematics

Alicia Kim (Bath)
To Optimise or Not to Optimise: An Engineer's Perspective

Gianne Derks (Surrey)
Stability of localised waves and fronts

2007, De Morgan House, London

Professor Caroline Series (Warwick)
Continued Fractions and Hyperbolic Geometry

Professor Nancy Nichols (Reading)
The Weather Modelling Problem

Dr Sarah Waters (Oxford)
Mathematics in Medicine and Biology


Details of earlier events available on request.