Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN charter is a framework which is used to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment, the Charter is now being used across the globe to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.


May 2021 - the Mathematical Institute has been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver renewal award 

The award was based on progress and learning from the 2016 Athena SWAN application and action plan. 

The renewal application and action plan can be viewed here:  

PDF icon University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute, Athena SWAN Silver renewal.pdf

PDF icon Athena SWAN action plan 2020-25.pdf 


In 2017 the Mathematical Institute obtained an Athena SWAN Silver award.

Our application can be viewed here:
PDF icon Athena SWAN Silver Award Application - November 2016

The application outlines what we have achieved so far, and our priorities for the future. 

Our Athena SWAN work supports the department’s overarching aim of creating an outstanding working environment in which students and staff alike can achieve their full potential.  

If you would like to have input to future work please contact the Head of Department, members of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, or the Department's Academic Policy Officer.


In 2013 the Department received an Athena Swan Bronze award in recognition of its work in this area.  The application can be viewed here:
PDF icon 2013 Athena SWAN Application