Florence Nightingale Day

Wednesday 17 April 2013, 1000-1530
Management School Building

The Florence Nightingale Day is part of our continuing efforts to promote mathematics and statistics and especially the participation of women in those subjects. The day is aimed especially at female students in year 12 but is open to male students too.

While Florence Nightingale is well-known for her medical work as a nurse, she was also a pioneer in statistics, especially in the use of visualisation of statistical data. A description of this work may be found in her biography on the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, along with a large number of biographies of other female mathematicians.

The event will comprise talks by prominent female mathematicians, a maths contest and plenty of opportunities for informal discussions over a buffet lunch and at a number of information stands.

The day starts at 10am and ends at 3:30pm and a programme is below. Further details will be added in due course.

Provisional programme

10:00-10:05
Welcome!
10:05-10:35
Professor June Barrow-Green, Open University
"A Woman can win the victory, though she may not wear the wreath": women and mathematics in late 19th century Cambridge. Abstract
10:35-11:05
Professor Reidun Twarock, University of York
Viruses under the Mathematical Microscope Abstract
11:05-11:25
Break
11:25-12:30
Hands On Maths!
12:30-13:30
Lunch
13:30-14:00
Professor Dona Strauss, University of Leeds
Infinite numbers Abstract
14:00-14:20
Beth Penrose, University of Nottingham, Fiona Murray, Principal Integrity Engineer - TA Pipelines and Structures, Centrica and Suduph Imran, secondary school mathematics teacher (STEMFirst Ambassadors)
14:20-14:40
Dr Marianne Freiberger, Plus Magazine.
From primes to penguins: some careers with maths Abstract
14:40-14:50
Results
14:50-15:30
Maths Gallery
15:30
End

Registration

Teachers are encouraged to register their pupils for the Florence Nightingale Day. There are no registration fees and support will be available for travel expenses. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. To register or for any other enquiry, please contact Nadia Mazza at n.mazza@lancaster.ac.uk or James Groves at j.groves@lancaster.ac.uk.

Sponsors

We are grateful to the London Mathematical Society, the Further Mathematics Support Programme and the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University for financial support.