This October marks the 30th Black History Month in the UK. The maths magazine Chalkdust, has declared October as Black Mathematician Month. Throughout the month they are promoting the work of black mathematicians and talking about building a more representative mathematical community.

You can already read fascinating articles on the work of Nazar Miheisi, Edward J Farrell and Olubunmi Abidemi Fadipe-Joseph , and more will appear over the next few weeks. And Chalkdust also features an article by one of our favourite mathematicians, Nira Chamberlain.

We've been lucky enough to work with Nira several times in the past. Below is our interview with Nira where he told us about some of his experiences as a mathematician and you can read more in his career interview.

You can meet Nira in person and join in the celebrations on 30 October at the University College London's Mathematics Department – everyone is welcome and you can book your free tickets here.