Mathematrix is a student-led group in the Mathematical Institute where postgraduates, postdocs and staff discuss and explore topics related to challenges in academic life and being a minority in the maths community. Mathematrix hosts weekly discussions during term-time. The events are relaxed and informal, and people may come and go as they please.

We usually meet on MS Teams on Mondays 1-2pm, please check our term card below for exceptions.

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Michaelmas Term 2020

We are hosting an informal coffee break out session for women and non-binary members of the department (including postgrads, postdocs, lecturers, and support staff alike) to get together. These will happen from 15:00-15:30 on Thursdays of Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8, as a chance to get to know others in and around the department, who you may not otherwise get the chance to meet. The Teams link is on the poster below our term card.

Week 1 - Meet and Greet - How to work remotely?

Week 2 - Dr Shabnam Beheshti: the winding Path from Student to Lecturer

Week 3 - Virtual lunch with the Mirzakhani Society (for women and non-binary people)

Week 4 - (4pm-5pm) Dr Eugénie Hunsicker: Mathematician, Data Scientist, Diversity Activist

Week 5 - Imposter Syndrome

Week 6 - Harassment at Work

Week 7 - Women's Week (for women and non-binary people)

Week 8 - COVID-19 and the Impact on Academic Care(e)rs

Term Card

Michaelmas Term 2020 term card

Come and meet other women and non-binary students and staff in the Maths department with link shorturl dot a t forward slash d p y n q

Previous Term Cards

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