Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

The British Society for the History of Mathematics exists:

  • to promote and encourage research in the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of such research;
  • to promote and develop for the public benefit, awareness, knowledge, study and teaching of the history of mathematics;
  • to promote the use of the history of mathematics at all levels in mathematics education in order to enhance the teaching of mathematics for the public benefit.

Upcoming Events

Sat 25 February 2017
The Shulman Auditorium, the Queen's College, Oxford
Thu 6 April 2017 to Fri 7 April 2017
Priory Street Centre, York

From our Twitter feed

February 21
RT : Public Lecture: Mathematicians at War presented by ' Prof June Barrow-Green. 09/03/17. Find out more:… https://t.co/9RbO53g14U
February 21
Girard Desargues (1591-1661), a founder of projective geometry, worked on conic sections & perspective, born 21 Feb https://t.co/WENc0OZuRW
February 20
Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906) made important advances in electromagnetism and thermodynamics, born 20 Feb https://t.co/ZOptzHXm1M
February 19
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), proponent of rotating Earth in yearly motion around a stationary sun, born 19 Feb https://t.co/QL7ijQFY7u
February 18
Thabit ibn Qurra (836-901), Islamic mathematician who worked on number theory, astronomy & statics, died 18 Feb https://t.co/34A1sUHBRn