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;
  • supports teachers and lecturers at all levels of mathematics education to incorperate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.

Upcoming Events

Wed 21 March 2018 to Thu 22 March 2018
Oxford, Mathematical Institute
Sat 19 May 2018
Birkbeck, London
Sat 23 June 2018
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA

From our Twitter feed

March 19
Jacob Wolfowitz (1910-1981) worked on nonparametric statistical inference & sequential analysis, born 19 Mar https://t.co/pEPQvSz2Bz
March 18
Augustus De Morgan (1806-1871) defined and put on a rigorous basis the term 'mathematical induction', died 18 Mar https://t.co/KQ7EqSAfNR
March 17
Friedrich Bessel (1784-1846), of Bessel function, 1st to publish measurement of stellar parallax, died 17 Mar https://t.co/rQ3EqJ9ehE
March 16
Eduard Heine (1821-1881) introduced the idea of uniform continuity, born 16 Mar https://t.co/VcHHH0dRQW
March 15
J.J. Sylvester (1814-1897) worked in matrices, invariants, partitions, number theory & combinatorics, died 15 Mar https://t.co/kPmY167Iwn