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.
Call for Expressions of Interest 2020-2021 is now closed.
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
The London Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics Day at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, on Wednesday 13th May 2020 was postponed. Details here.
The most recent Women in Mathematics Day was held on Friday 24th May 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