Our Professorial Fellow in Industrial Mathematics, Ian Griffiths, and his colleagues from the Mathematical Institute have been delivering a series of workshops for mathematically qualified and maths-literate refugees and asylum seekers. The workshop series aim to support refugees and asylum seekers to overcome personal and intellectual limbo by establishing contacts with Oxford mathematicians and other mathematician from refugee backgrounds. They also offer support in pursuing maths-based careers in the UK, including data sciences and statistics, different industry sectors, education and teaching.
The initiative first began as a pilot scheme of informal workshops delivered during lockdown last year in partnership with Oxford Charity, Asylum Welcome. The feedback received from these sessions was incredibly positive and the project is now expanding across the UK.
Find more about the initiative here: https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/41480
Pictured above is Ian and his colleagues who are involved in this initative.