main content mathsThe event was part of the University of Oxford’s Mirzakhani Society, where Helen Ryan is President and Emma Beer is Secretary. Helen and Emma, who are both third year mathematicians, report on the day’s events.

The Mirzakhani Society of the University of Oxford was established in October 2014 to promote the welfare of those identifying as female or non-binary studying mathematics. The Society is named after Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Medal.

On Saturday 27 February 2016, we held a Varsity event with the Emmy Noether Society of the University of Cambridge.  It was a great experience where we were able to discuss the issues surrounding gender equality in mathematics from a perspective stretching beyond our own universities.

This event involved three speakers; the first was Anne Davis a Professor of Mathematical Physics and the University Gender Equality Champion for STEMM subjects at Cambridge. The second was Perla Sousi, a lecturer in the Statistics Laboratory at Cambridge. The final speaker was Christie Marr, deputy director of the Isaac Newton Institute.  We also were able to explore Cambridge.  The LMS grant was used to cater this event for our members.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the LMS for the grant, it was much appreciated.

To read more about the Mirzakhani Society, click here.

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