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

Wed 24 October 2018
Room 745, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX
Wed 24 October 2018
Museum of London Lecture Theatre (Tickets not required for this event)

From our Twitter feed

October 16
William Gosset (1876-1937) did important work in statistics, including inventing the t-test, died 16 Oct https://t.co/ggjKdHxzzy
October 15
Lodovico Ferrari (1522-1565) devised the solution of the quartic equation, died 15 Oct https://t.co/efNV7bHApO
October 14
Robert Simson (1687-1768) best known for Simson line of a triangle, though not first discoverer. Born 14 Oct https://t.co/Ai1lxzjwpw
October 13
Kurt Reidemeister (1893-1971) was "a pioneer of knot theory", born on 13 Oct https://t.co/V5HLOllUzf
October 12
Piero della Francesca (1420-1492) "pioneered the use of perspective in Renaissance art", died 12 Oct https://t.co/jiTdeFE56a