The Women in Mathematics Days are annual events funded by the London Mathematical Society for women in mathematics to meet together for a day of talks and discussion groups. The talks are given by women mathematicians from a range of disciplines and who are at various stages in their careers.
The events are aimed in particular at postgraduates, final year undergraduates and those at an early stage in their career. The Women in Mathematics Day provides an opportunity to meet and talk with women who are active and successful in mathematics. Participants from previous meetings have found this opportunity useful and beneficial.
While women are especially encouraged to attend this day, men are certainly not excluded from these events.
The programme usually starts with talks given by eminent women mathematicians from various positions and at different career stages. Over lunch, there is a poster session and to encourage high quality submissions, the Society offers a prize for the best Women in Mathematics Day poster. In the afternoon, postgraduate students usually give talks and these are followed by discussion groups.
The LMS Women in Mathematics Days are free for students and there is usually a nominal charge for all other participants. Limited funds are also available to help with the travel costs of students attending the event.
The Women in Mathematics Committee annually invites individuals or groups to express interest in organising and hosting a Women in Mathematics Day in academic year 2021-2022. These events are aimed at academic mathematicians (from at least postgraduate level and up and may include undergraduates). The events are intended to help early career women mathematicians when considering the next stages in their careers and typically have included mathematical talks combined with panel discussions, social opportunities and networking.
The call for expressions of interest in hosting an event in academic year 2021-22 is now closed
If you have any queries please contact Dr John Johnston on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that funding for Women in Mathematics Days is only for academic level mathematicians. The Committee also runs a scheme to support events for school-age Girls in Mathematics and details of this funding can be found here.
Recent Women in Mathematics Days
A Women in Mathematics Day was held online on Wednesday 16th June 2021. This event was organised by the University of Strathclyde and hosted by ICMS. Details here.
A Women in Mathematics Day was held online on Wednesday 24th march 2021. This event was organised by the University of Plymouth. Details here.
A Women in Mathematics Day was held on Friday 24th March 2019 at the University of Kent. Details here.
A Women in Mathematics Day was held on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at Queen Mary, university of London. Details here.
'Now I feel that I have a better understanding of what to expect as I progress through the different stages of my career.'
Women in Mathematics Day 2014 participant
‘I hadn't appreciated how much hearing about other people's career paths would change the way I see my future.’
Women in Mathematics Day 2013 participant