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 16 February 2019
The Old Museum, Belfast,
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

From our Twitter feed

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
February 12
Julian Schwinger (1918-1994) reconciled quantum mechanics with Einstein's special relativity, born 12 Feb https://t.co/VA961x2JYg
February 11
Wilhelm Killing (1847-1923) introduced Lie algebras independently in study of non-euclidean geometry, died 11 Feb https://t.co/YVMFSFGPIY