Wednesday luncheon #4991 with Prof Lesley Ward

This week lunch meeting will be held on Wednesday 12.30pm for 1.00pm at the... Adelaide Oval Gil Langley Room, Riverbank Stand, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

Web booking closes Monday March 18 12 noon!

Payment on the day at the Welcome Desk by Card only. 

Includes Main Course, shared Cheese platter and Tea/Coffee, good company, great speaker and all done by 2pm!

Guest Speaker Prof Lesley Ward

Prof Lesley Ward

From the Marriage Bar to the Hypatia Scholarship: Women in Mathematics in Australian Universities

Lesley Ward is a past chair of the women-in-mathematics group of the Australian Mathematical Society. She earned her PhD from Yale University and worked in US universities before joining UniSA in 2006. She and her colleague Cheryl Praeger have recently written an article on the history of women in mathematics in Australia. 

In Australian universities, women now participate as students and academic staff in the mathematical sciences at higher rates than in the past (though still lower than 50%). How did this change happen, and what remains to be done? 

Lesley will offer insights into our evolving understanding of why women have been underrepresented, and the initiatives we’ve used to address inequity, as well as what we can do now to create a more inclusive and equitable higher education sector that allows everyone to contribute more fully.


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Please note the venue - Gil Langley Room, Adelaide Oval, Riverbank Stand, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide


Event Information

Event Date 20-03-2024 1:00 pm
Event End Date 20-03-2024 2:00 pm
Registered 37
Available Place 57
Individual Price $38.00
Location Adelaide Oval - Gil Langley Room
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