Resources for Women in Maths
General University and local resources
- Equality and Diversity at Cambridge
- WiSETI: Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative
- The University's Women's Staff Network and their mailing list ucam-women at lists.cam.ac.uk.
- Mentoring for University staff
- Society for Newcomers and Visiting Scholars and their families
- Cambridge AWISE, a regional network for women in science, engineering and technology in both industry and academia.
Student Societies and events
- The Emmy Noether Society was founded in 2012 to support women in the mathematical sciences. It hosts talks by female mathematicians and informal and social events between students and academics.
- The Archimedeans is the Cambridge University Mathematical Society since 1935. It organises social events and talks, publishes Eureka and other interesting resources.
- The Trinity Mathematical Society welcomes members from all Colleges. It was founded in 1919 to "promote the discussion ofsubjects of mathematical interest", and organises mathematical talks and social events.
- Part III events page. Julia Goedecke, Marj Batchelor and the CU Graduate Mathematics society run a variety of useful events for all Part III students, including the Part III cafe during the first half of Michaelmas term where you can meet PhD students over tea and biscuits.
Mathematical societies and groups in the UK and abroad
- The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (next door to the CMS) has a number of initiatives for supporting the research careers of women in the mathematical sciences. Members of the Faculty of Mathematics are welcome to attend seminars and most events.
- The London Mathematical Society was founded in 1865 for the advancement, dissemination and promotion of mathematics in the UK and worldwide. Its Women in Mathematics Committee is there to promote the aims of the society in as far as they concern women. It operates the Caring Grants Scheme, awards the Grace Chisolm Young Fellowships,organises an annual Women in Mathematics Day and the Mary Cartwright Lecture.
- The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications has many resources for applied mathematicians at all stages in their careers. Here is its Women in Mathematics page.
- The Royal Statistical Society promotes the importance of statistics and data in society, and has numerous resources for career development in statistics.
- European Women in Mathematics organises conferences and summer schools throughout Europe. It has many links and resources of interest to women in mathematics.
- The International Mathematical Union Committee for Women in Mathematics is an international organisation which promotes contacts between national and regional organisations for women and mathematics. Its website hosts a wealth of information about organisations, initiatives, funding opportunities and much more.
- Researcher development for research students and postdocs.
- Research Skills Training at the Betty & Gordon Moore Library, including the 23 Research Things programme, aimed at students, researchers and staff.
- The University Research Operations Office, supporting staff to negotiate research grants and contracts.
- Springboard is a personal development programme for all women staff/graduate students, run by the Centre for Personal and Professional Development.
- The University Training Booking System. Browse the free training courses available to Cambridge staff and students. Easily book a place or register your interest. The courses cover a wide range of subjects from personal and professional development and health and safety to foreign languages and computer skills.
- Career Management - guidance for contract research staff.
- Senior Academic Promotion Procedure and Guidance.
- Careers for Mathematicians - resources for students.
- Mothers in Science, a Royal Society booklet with profiles of 64 women who have combined a scientific career with motherhood. Hosted on the Women at Cambridge website.
- The University Childcare Office web page has much information on the assistance provided by the University to staff and students with children. This includes two day nurseries, one of which is on the West Cambridge site.
General information on University policies and procedures can be found on the Human Resources Division's website. The following links may be of interest to those with family caring responsibilities or interested in flexible working.
- Maternity leave policy and procedure.
- Peternity leave policy and procedure.
- Shared parental leave policy.
- Returning Carers Scheme, which provides funding for academic staff returning from a career break.
- Flexible working (e.g. working part-time or working from home).
Click on the name of a list (all are
@lists.cam.ac.uk) to subscribe to it.
- maths-women-uto - for female maths UTOs
- maths-women-nuto - for female maths NUTOs
- maths-women-ar - for female maths academic-related staff
- maths-women-admin - for female maths admin staff
- maths-women-postgrad - for female maths research students
- maths-women-mathiii - for female maths MMath/MASt students
- maths-women-undergrad - for female maths undergraduate students
If you feel you are being harassed or discriminated against at work, please contact one of the following people:
- Hannah Fox, B1.30, Tel: 37863, hf313 (at) cam.ac.uk - DAMTP Departmental Administrator
- Nigel Peake, B1.36, Tel: 39058, N.Peake (at) damtp.cam.ac.uk - DAMTP Head of Department
- Vivien Gruar, C1.20, Tel: 37996, vmh23 (at) cam.ac.uk - DPMMS Departmental Administrator
- Gabriel Paternain, C1.02, Tel: 37995, G.P.Paternain (at) dpmms.cam.ac.uk DPMMS Head of Department
If you are a student and feel that you are being harassed or discriminated against, you can either contact the Women's Advisers or, for all students regardless of gender, the following E&D contacts:
- Stephen Eglen, G0.11, Tel: 65761, S.J.Eglen (at) damtp.cam.ac.uk
- Orsola Rath Spivack, G0.09, Tel: 37861, O.Rath-Spivack (at) damtp.cam.ac.uk
Detailed information on the University's policies and procedures for dealing with bullying and harassment can be found at