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Winton Women Trailblazers in Mathematics Conference - Day 1

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Grove House

27 Hammersmith Grove


W6 0NE

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Could your talented female students become the maths stars of tomorrow?

Birkbeck, University of London, invites you and your female students to the: ‘Winton Women Trailblazers in Mathematics’ conference

At this event your students will spend the day learning fun new mathematics, finding out about some heroines of mathematics, and meeting a few of today’s women trailblazers using maths in their careers.

What will the day look like?

The day will incorporate sessions led by women using mathematics in their careers, from academic mathematicians proving new theorems to women using mathematics in fields such as engineering and statistics.

There will be breakout sessions throughout the day with a chance to try fun puzzles and solve mathematical challenges, and there will also be an opportunity to learn about what studying maths at university is like.

Students are also invited to enter our competition where they'll have the chance to win £150 Amazon vouchers and two £50 prizes for the runners up! To enter they will need to prepare an A3-size poster about a woman trailblazer of mathematics who has inspired them (alternatively this could be a group, such as the women codebreakers of World War II). The best posters will be on display at the conference, and judging will take place on the day.

You will be sent more detail on this when you register.


9:45 Arrive and Register

10:00 Welcome and intro (Sarah + Winton Rep)

10:25 Session 1: Katie Steckles (Mathematician)

11:10 Break / maths activities

11:25 Session 2: Tracey Cool (Rolls-Royce)

12:10 Lunch / maths activities

13:00 Session 3: Sofia Olhede (Pearson Professor of Statistics at University College London)

13:45 Break / maths activities

14:00 Session 4: Panel (Speakers TBC)

14:45 Break / maths activities

15:00 Prize giving and farewells

15:30 Close

Where is it being held?

The event is being run in collaboration with Winton, who are also hosting. It will be held at their offices in Hammersmith:

Winton, Grove House, 27 Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 0NE

How much does it cost?

FREE! The conference is absolutely free, with all refreshments provided also. In addition, we are able to reimburse travel costs for attendees up to and including the cost of a day travelcard for zones 1-4.

How many and what type of students should attend?

The conference is open to female students in Years 11 and 12, who are on an upward educational trajectory in mathematics, i.e. Achieved GCSE Mathematics A or A* OR predicted 7-9

Each school is able to bring up to 5 students and a teacher/advisor.

Students must be attending a state school, and preference will be given to schools performing below the national average or with free school meals at 35% or above.

In addition, we will give priority to applicants who meet at least one of the following:

  • Eligible or has been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years
  • No parental experience of Higher Education

Or two of the following:

  • Based in an area of low participation to Higher Education
  • Have a disability
  • From a BME background
  • Able, Gifted and Talented in Mathematics

How to book a place for your school and students

Please register your interest in the event by booking a ticket below and we will be in touch with a booking form for you and up to 5 of your students.

Due to competitive space at the conference, your places will not be confirmed until the booking form is returned to us.

For any questions, please email

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