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. This term, we have decided to run in even weeks only.

To join us, please subscribe to our mailing list by sending a blank email to mathematrix-discuss-subscribe at We would be very happy to receive your suggestions, which can be left anonymously at

Hilary Term 2021

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 3, 5, 7, and 9, 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 2 - Welcome back - How to do online presentations?
The Mathematrix committee gives an online presentation about the Mathematrix events this term and then we discuss how to do online presentations correctly.

Week 4 - Harassment at work
How to recognise harassment at work, what to do and how to prevent it? - Discussion featuring Equality and Harassment Administrator Caroline Kennedy and Departmental Harassment Advisor Petrona Winton.

Week 6 - Gender Gap in Science
Presentation of the book and research study "Gender Gap in Science. How to measure it? How to approach it?" with panel discussion featuring some of the authors and active researchers on this topic: Prof. Colette Guillopé, Helena Mihaljevic-Brandt, Dr Susan White and Dr Lucia Santamaria.

Week 8 - Academic Career vs Family Life vs Sanity - Choose two?
People say it is possible to balance a successful academic career with family life while staying sane. We found evidence! A conversation with Prof. Sam Cohen, Dr Robert Timms and Dr Andrey Kormilitzin.

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Hilary Term Card

Women's Coffee. Come and meet other women and trans* students and staff in the Maths department! Wednesday 3pm weeks 3,5,7,9. Joining link shorturl . at / dpynq

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