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Jennifer Scott, 5-16 Jul 2018

MS. 15797 digital 12

(item 1) born digital audio of interview with Jennifer Scott, Professor of Mathematics at University of Reading, and Individual Merit Research Fellow at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Interview conducted by Georgina Ferry, 5 Jul 2018. Running time 00:40:05, topics include:
  1. (00:00:30) schooling and family, early interest in maths
  2. (00:02:22) application to University of Oxford to study Maths
  3. (00:05:28) applying for a DPhil in the Oxford Computing Lab, under Leslie Fox
  4. (00:06:19) learning FORTRAN programming language
  5. (00:07:34) gender balance in the Computing Lab, former colleagues
  6. (00:09:38) subject of DPhil; DPhil supervisor Sean McKee
  7. (00:14:07) tutoring at St Anne's college, Oxford
  8. (00:14:48) fellowship at St Johns college, Oxford, 1984-1986
  9. (00:16:10) leaving St. Johns fellowship to work for the National Radiological Protection Board, self-teaching computing
  10. (00:18:49) research papers written
  11. (00:20:57) winning the Leslie Fox prize, working at Harwell Lab
  12. (00:23:29) Numerical Analysis Group at Rutherford
  13. (00:25:25) the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  14. (00:26:06) gender balance observations throughout computing career
  15. (00:28:25) women applicants to computing and maths courses
  16. (00:30:36) working part-time in Reading in Mathematics of Planet Earth training centre [doctoral training centre]
  17. (00:32:00) difference in professorial salaries for women and men
  18. (00:33:08) being a member of the Women in Maths committee for the London Mathematical Society
  19. (00:34:19) role models for women in maths and computing
  20. (00:36:44) current work on sparse matrices at the Mathematics of Planet Earth training centre.
(item 2) born digital transcript of interview with Jennifer Scott, transcribed 16 Jul 2018.


  • 5-16 Jul 2018


2 items

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 15797 digital 12

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Access copy of audio available at University of Oxford podcasts.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom