Subject Fund in Mathematics

Supporting Queens' Mathematicians with academic expenses

In recent years, determination to support Mathematics has taken centre stage at Queens’, exemplified by the creation of The David N. Moore and Anthony L. Lyster Fellowships in Mathematics. Now, adding a Subject Fund will further help to attract the best students and academics to Queens’. The College is lucky to have Prof Julia Gog OBE (winner of a Pilkington Prize, Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award and honoured for her Covid-19 work), Prof Richard Weber (Senior Fellow, pictured right), Prof Peter Haynes (former Head of DAMTP), Prof Richard Nickl and Dr Claude Warnick. Peter and Claude read Maths at Queens’.

Establishing this Fund in perpetuity will support all future undergraduate and postgraduate Mathematicians. It will enrich provision by assisting them in a variety of areas, including:

  • Academic-related travel
  • Books and equipment
  • Research projects
  • Vacation placements                                                                                                                                                                                     

An endowment of £200,000 will produce an annual amount for the Director of Studies to support their students. Thanks to the generosity of several donors, a total of £165,000 is needed to complete the Fund.  

To support this Fund, please donate online or download our printable donation form

We aim to endow the Fund in the 2020-21 academic year to establish Mathematics on an equal footing with other endowed subjects (Macpherson in Law and Scott in Medicine). Donors will be invited to a celebration dinner in Old Hall with the Mathematics Fellows, the President and current Mathematics students at Queens’ after the completion of the fundraising, and when it is safe to do so.

Professor Gog OBE writes: Endowed Fellowships will help sustain the supervision of Maths at Queens’ for generations to come – this is the hallmark of the Cambridge education. Further to this, the College now has the opportunity to set Maths on par with other subjects with funds to support directly students’ academic activities. We admit between 14 and 18 undergraduates every year, and we are developing a strong group of postgraduate students too. Maths is going from strength to strength at Queens’!  




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  • The names of donors will appear in the annual Gifts List, in print and online. Please let us know if you would like your gift to be anonymous.
  • Donors who give £10,000 or more will be invited to the Commemoration & Ceremony of Benefactors and Feast for the three years following their gift.
  • Gifts from US taxpayers are donated tax-efficiently through Cambridge in America.
  • Gifts from first-time donors, donors whose last gift to Queens’ was before 31 July 2018, and those who qualified for the Harding Challenge between August 2019 and August 2020, are eligible to unlock funding from the Harding Challenge.