Last week I attended the Maths Options Fair at the University of Oxford. This is for third year undergraduates to consider their options and I was invited to this by Audrey Curnock of the Mathematical Institute so I could meet those students and make them aware of the IMA.

The event was well attended. I met a lot of students and gave them a leaflet about IMA membership and a copy of the article “Careers for Mathematicians” by Sue Briault from the June 2008 issue of Mathematics Today. This was generally well received as I believe it offers well balanced, realistic careers advise for mathematics graduates.