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2007 meeting of European Women in Mathematics

The 13th general meeting of European Women in Mathematics, held in Cambridge in 2007

Women in Mathematics

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Welcome to the webpages for all female Mathematicians studying or working in Cambridge. Whether you’re inspired by pure or applied maths, theoretical physics, or statistics, you will find here other women who share your interests.

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge Sciences is a supporter of the Good Practice Scheme co-ordinated by the London Mathematical Society, and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We are keen to attract the best talent from all backgrounds and genders, and therefore strongly encourage women to apply to join us, whether as students or staff.

Professor Anne Davis, Professor of Mathematical Physics and chair of the Faculty Athena SWAN committee,  is pictured right, holding the Faculty Athena SWAN award, with the Heads of Department in 2014, Professor Peter Haynes and Professor Gabriel Paternain.



Athena SWAN Bronze Award LMS Good Practice Scheme logo
8 July, 2016
Julia Gog awarded a Whitehead Prize for her wide-ranging contributions to the mathematical understanding of disease dynamics, particularly influenza, based on both mathematical mastery and profound biological insight, gained from her long-standing collaborations with immunologists and epidemiologists.
25 April, 2017
Opening of the 'Women of Mathematics throughout Europe' exhibition.This special extended exhibition is supplemented with portraits and interviews featuring Cambridge female mathematicians.The programme, starting at 3:30pm, includes mathematical talks and a panel discussion about issues affecting women in mathematics, and will close with networking over a drinks reception. Registration is free.
24 April, 2017
The LMS Girls in Mathematics Day is hosted jointly by the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, and the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. This full-day event for Year 12 girls (ages 16-17) studying A-level Mathematics is now fully booked. However, you can join the waiting list to be notified if more places become available.
25 March, 2017
Julia Gog to speak at the Cambridge Science Festival about `Maths vs. Disease'. This event is currently fully booked - however, to be notified if more tickets become available, please click on the booking link to join the waiting list.
31 August, 2016
Helen Mason awarded an STFC Public Engagement Fellowship for a new project to inspire school-age students to engage with science activities

Athena Swan Bronze Award


The Faculty received a Bronze Athena SWAN Department Award in April 2014 and is currently implementing a wide-ranging Action Plan to ensure equal opportunities for advancing women's careers in mathematics. The aim of this process is to implement good practice that benefits all, men and women, equally. This award is recognition that the Faculty as a whole has a solid foundation of policies and practices to eliminate gender bias and an inclusive culture that values female staff.

Dr Orsola Rath Spivack is the Athena SWAN Coordinator and is working with the Faculty Athena SWAN panel on the implementation of our action plan.


Women's Advisers

The Faculty has three Women's Advisers - academics who are available to help female students and academic staff with any issues they may have.


MSRI talk