It All Adds Up

Conferences for Girls

PLEASE NOTE: We have taken the decision not to run It All Adds Up in 2021. To be kept informed of the event in future years, please join our mailing list

Are you looking to inspire your girl students to continue Maths? Do you think they would benefit from a day hearing about and engaging in all things Maths, alongside other girls?

The Mathematical Institute and Department of Statistics host three day-conferences in Mathematics for girls in January each year. The next event will take place in January 2021.

Who is it for?

Two girls discussing mathematics

Girls! The day is to inspire young women to continue with Maths education. We can only accept bookings from UK schools. Unfortunately this event is CANCELLED for 2021.

12th January 2021: Girls in Year 9

14th January 2021: Girls in Years 10-11

15th January 2021: Girls in Years 12

Girls in Years 12 should be studying Maths at A-level or equivalent.

What does the day involve?

Each day involves a mix of plenaries, workshops and hands-on problem sessions. The timetable for the day is below, but the order of sessions may vary.

10:00 – 10:30 Registration

10:30 – 11:15 Plenary 1

11:15 – 11:25 Break

11:25 – 12:15 Workshop/Hands-on Maths

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch/Workshop

13:00 – 13:45 Workshop/Lunch

13:45 – 14:30 Hands-on Maths/Workshop

14:30 – 14:45 Break

14:45 – 15:30 Plenary 2

You do not need to wear school uniform for this event!

Squash and light snacks will be available on arrival, but participants should bring a packed lunch.

We hope we don't have to, but we reserve the right to amend the contents of the event without notice.

Where is it held?

The events will take place at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford. Please note that there is no parking available on site, but minibuses can drop off students (accompanied by a teacher) before going to park in one of the Park and Rides. For more information on parking in Oxford, please see the council's website.

Year 12 students (aged over 16) may attend unaccompanied.

How much does it cost?

The day is free to attend. Unfortunately we cannot provide assistance with travel or provide lunch. If you are travelling from very far away and need to stay overnight, please consider contacting your link college.

Attended in previous years?

Please note that some of the activities will be repeated from previous It All Adds Up conferences, so you may wish not to attend again with the same students.

If your school would like to make this an annual trip, we recommend prioritising the year group that you think would most benefit.

How to book

For 2021 we are still planning what we can offer online, as staff have just returned from furlough. Please join our mailing list for information.

Unfortunately in recent years demand for this event has vastly outstripped what we are able to accommodate. We are only able to accept applications from state schools, and will prioritise on the basis of deprivation characteristics. Teachers can also write a supporting statement on how the event would benefit pupils, as we are keen to have fuller picture of each school.

Year 9 and 10-11: Schools may apply to bring up to 12 Year 9 or 10-11 students. You may apply to both days, but we are unlikely to give any school places on both of these days. School applications open on 1 October and will close on 21 October. Following this we will inform all applicant schools of the outcome, and successful schools will be given instructions on how to return the names and details of the students who will be attending. This should be completed by 29 November. Please do not advertise the event to your students until you know that your school has a place, to minimise potential disappointment.

Year 12: Up to 10 students can apply for places from any school, and students should make the application themselves with the support of their teacher. Applications open on 1 October and will close on 8 November.

Apply here Year 9

Apply here Year 10-11

Apply here Year 12

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email

You can also sign up to our mailing list to be kept informed of when registratrations open.

What do others say?

"It was such an informative and inspirational day, filled with exciting talks! It has helped me envisage my future and made me think seriously about Maths for my future choices" (Year 9)

"I enjoyed the day and found it very inspiring. It was educating and I will now take Maths A level and seriously consider University" (Year 9)

"I really enjoyed the Maths trip to Oxford University, I found the lectures interesting and the masterclass informative! The questions were manageable but challenging and educational. Overall the experience was once in a life time opportunity and enthused me to go onto University!" (Year 9)

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