Jennie Golding graduated from St Hugh's in 1971.
- What is your connection with Oxford Mathematics?
I read Mathematics at St Hugh's from 1971, and stayed to do an MSc (which was by research in those days - I have a tiny result in functional analysis). St Hugh's at the time was of course a women's college - no JCR bar in 1971, and strict curfews.
- What do you do now?
Jennie Golding graduated from St Hugh's in 1971. After a long, varied and satisfying career based in schools I recently moved to UCL Institute of Education, doing and supervising research in mathematics education, developing beginner and more experienced teachers, and supporting the growth of what we think is 'best practice' in a variety of schools and systems across several continents. I also work on the development of mathematics education policy in several arenas, and am President of The Mathematical Association 2016-17. A friend understandably labelled me a 'maths ed junkie'!
- When you were a student, did you imagine you'd find yourself doing what you do now?
- What has been your biggest career challenge so far?
- What advice would you give your student self?
- What would you do differently if you were starting your career again?
- How much maths is there in your day job?
- What do you like/miss/remember most about Oxford Mathematics?
- Are there things you find frustrating about your work/life balance?