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:

  • promotes and encourages research into the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of that research;
  • develops awareness of the history of mathematics for the public benefit; and
  • supports teachers and lecturers at all levels of mathematics education to incorporate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.

Upcoming Events

Sat 23 February 2019
Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College, Oxford
Thu 21 March 2019
De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square London, WC1B 4HS
Sat 18 May 2019
Birkbeck College, London

From our Twitter feed

February 17
Fisher (1890-1962) "almost single-handedly created the foundations for modern statistical science", born 17 Feb https://t.co/M5t8xN0QMG
February 16
Henry Gellibrand (1597-1637) worked on magnetic declination, contributed to navigation, died 16 Feb https://t.co/3T0zTxFOT1
February 15
Alfred Whitehead (1861-1947), a mathematician & philosopher, collaborator with Bertrand Russell, born 15 Feb https://t.co/QACo5Km4lD
February 14
David Hilbert (1862-1943), who made contributions in many areas of mathematics and physics, died 14 Feb https://t.co/bUbcvSI290
February 13
Boscovich (1711-1787), first to give procedure to compute a planet's orbit from 3 position observations, died 13 Feb https://t.co/lT6abBzqx7