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

Thu 9 June 2016
Room L2 of the Andrew Wiles Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford.
Sat 25 June 2016
Rewley House 1 Wellington Square Oxford OX1 2JA
Fri 8 July 2016
Lecture room L5, Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road, Oxford

From our Twitter feed

May 30
Antoni Zygmund (1900-1992) worked in harmonic analysis & Fourier analysis & its application to PDEs, died 30 May https://t.co/HZcEA42KTy
May 29
RT : Invented orthogonal 'Cartesian' co-ordinates
May 29
Frans van Schooten (1615-1660) contributed to the spread of Cartesian geometry, died 29 May https://t.co/z0pdpTYcdR
May 28
Hans Zassenhaus (1912-1991) worked on group theory and Lie algebras, born 28 May https://t.co/sa00MVNzUX
May 27
Arthur Schonflies (1853-1928) worked on set theory & crystallography, classified the 230 space groups, died 27 May https://t.co/ydpNQN1O3M