Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

LMS/EMS Good Practice Scheme Workshop: Edinburgh

Dec 07, 2017

ICMS, 15 South College Street


The London Mathematical Society's Women in Mathematics Committee works to support the advancement of women’s careers in university mathematics departments. It has developed a Good Practice Scheme with the aim of supporting mathematics departments to embed equal opportunities for women within their working practices. The Scheme provides specific support for departments working towards Athena SWAN Award status.

This Good Practice Scheme workshop, delivered with the support of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, will enable participants from a number of universities to come together to exchange ideas for good practice, to share problems and discuss possible solutions and to talk about the preparation of Athena SWAN applications.



Please register using this form. Registration is free.


Venue and Talks

The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. You may also find this map useful for the workshop.

All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre. The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a data projector, computer, visualiser and two blackboards. The projector and one board may be used simultaneously. It is best to bring your presentation on a memory stick to use in our ICMS computer. Alternatively, it is possible for you to use your own laptop with our data projector, but please be aware that you may have to alter your laptop resolutions/settings.


Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here. Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey. There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.50 single or 7.50 GBP return - the Airlink 100. This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station and the workshop venue.

Lothian buses charge £1.60 for a single fare, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations; Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the meeting venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The other railway stations are Haymarket and Edinburgh Park but please note that these stations are at the West End of the city centre and the western edge of the city respectively.




10.30–11.00     Registration and coffee
11.00–11.05     Welcome and LMS Good Practice Scheme update: Peter Clarkson (Chair of LMS Good Practice Scheme Steering Group)
11.05–13.00     Recruitment:  Eugenie Hunsicker (Chair of LMS Women in Mathematics committee)                        
12.45–14.00     Lunch
14.00–15.00     The new Athena SWAN application: Peter Clarkson (University of Kent)
15.00–16.00     Question and answer session: Panel (TBA)


Name Institution
Blitvic, Natasha Lancaster University
Davies, Penny University of Strathclyde
Douglas, Jill University of Edinburgh
Forrester, Ruth University of Edinburgh
Hunsicker, Eugenie Loughborough University
Jermyn, Ian Durham University
Kosta, Dimitra University of Glasgow
Martin, Alexandre Heriot-Watt University
Papathomas, Michail University of St Andrews
Prendiville, Sean University of Manchester
Snashall, Nicole University of Leicester
Taormina, Anne Durham University
Teckentrup, Aretha University of Edinburgh
Walker, Jane International Centre for Mathematical Sciences