Women and non-binary people in mathematics: Opportunities for the future

Tuesday 10th NovemberWednesday 11th November 2020

10-11 November 2020

This event will be held virtually, due to the current COVID-19 circumstances.

Join us for our annual Women and Non-binary people in Mathematics event, Tuesday 10- Wednesday 11 November 2020 open to all female and non-binary students in the UK and Ireland.

This two-day event is aimed at encouraging women and non-binary people to consider continuing their studies to PhD level.

To register for this event please see here.

Deadline for registrations – Tuesday 3 November 2020

Further details on the event will follow shortly.

For details on the Wednesday afternoon section of the event which is open to all undergraduate and masters students please see the website. 


From 2:30pm on Tuesday 10 November – 12pm on Wednesday 11 November:  To support women and non-binary undergraduates and masters students across the UK into further study in mathematics.

From 12pm – 5pm on Wednesday 11 November:  To support all undergraduate and masters students.

Tuesday 10 November – supporting women and non-binary students in maths:

14:30- 14:45 Welcome

14:45- 15:05 Week in the life of a PhD student

15:05- 15:15 Break

15:15- 16:00 Networking, meet our graduate students

16:00- 16:15 Break

16:15- 17:15 Keynote speaker-  Dr Laura Ciobanu (Heriot- Watt)

17:15- 18:15 Networking

 Wednesday 11 November – supporting women and non-binary students in maths:

10:00- 10:20 Networking

10:20-10:40 A History of Algorithmic Fairness- Dom Owens

10:40- 10:45 Break

10:45- 11:05 Q&A session

11:05- 11:10 Break

11:10- 12:10 Workshop on networking

Wednesday 11 November – open to all undergraduate and masters students:

12:10 Lunch

13:00- 14:00 Panel with graduate students discussing their experiences and how they came to do a PhD

14:00- 14:05 Break

14:05- 14:50 Information from the Post Graduate team

14:50- 15:00 Break

Three practitioners of mathematics to speak about what they do and how they got there:

15:00-15:30 Industry speaker

15:30- 16:00 Industry speaker- Dr Silvia Chiappa (Google DeepMind)

16:00- 16:30 Academic speaker- Henna Koivusalo (Bristol).

16:30- 17:00 Informal discussion

*Programme may be subject to change

The workshop will take place on a variety of platforms, with the main platform for the talks being on Zoom. For Zoom guidance please see the Zoom guidance participants

As we are unable to mingle in person this year, we will be using Remo on coffee breaks. This informal gathering is to allow for speakers and attendees to meet up and socialise if they wish. 

Further details for the Remo breaks will be circulated closer to the event. Please see guidance video on how to use Remo in the meantime. 

We will also be using Slack, as a way for speakers and participants to communicate during the workshop. Slack guidance can be found here

Organising Commitee

Ayalvadi Ganesh, Jasmine Trueman, Ayesha Hussain, Emilia Alvarez, Charley Cummings, Mike Blake, Rhiannon Dougall, Haeran Cho, Jos Gunns, Viveka Erlandson

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