It All Adds Up

Conferences for Girls

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. Typically we will only be able to accommodate state schools but independent schools may register their interest and will be accepted if we have space. The next event will take place in January 2020.

Who is it for?

Girls! The day is to inspire young women to continue with Maths education. We can only accept bookings from UK schools.

15th January 2020: Girls in Year 9

16th January 2020: Girls in Years 10-11

17th January 2020: Girls in Years 12

Girls in Years 12-13 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

Participants should bring a packed lunch. Squash and light snacks will be available on arrival. 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.

How to book

Schools may apply to bring up to 12 Year 9 or 10-11 students and up to 5 Year 12-13 students. Extra students may be placed on a waiting list (please submit additional forms). State schools will get preference, but we will accommodate everyone if at all possible. We are reviewing the process for 2020.

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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