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

Fri 16 September 2016 to Sat 17 September 2016
St. Andrews University, Scotland
Thu 27 October 2016
Gresham College, Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH

From our Twitter feed

July 24
Emile Picard (1856-1941) worked in algebraic geometry as well as elasticity, heat and electricity, born 24 Jul https://t.co/XNIqFl02du
July 23
Ernest Brown (1866-1938) worked on lunar and planetary motion, died 23 Jul https://t.co/O211zP3Wli
July 22
Francesco Maurolico (1494-1575) worked on geometry, the theory of numbers, optics, conics, mechanics, died 22 Jul https://t.co/APER4GO1l0
July 21
Jean Picard (1620-1682) increased the accuracy of astronomical observations, born 21 Jul https://t.co/f31yUx6fHU
July 20
John Playfair (1748-1819) worked on geology, physics and geometry, died 20 Jul https://t.co/EPjoWwKQYw