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

Thu 21 March 2019
De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square London, WC1B 4HS
Sat 18 May 2019
Birkbeck College, London
Sat 22 June 2019
Rewley House, Oxford

From our Twitter feed

March 18
Christian Goldbach (1690-1764), famous for his conjecture that every even integer > 2 is a sum of two primes, born… https://t.co/Lmvbk3ermi
March 17
Wilhelm Bessel (1784-1846), of Bessel function, first to publish measurement of stellar parallax, died 17 Mar https://t.co/Nt0zv28kh1
March 16
Eduard Heine (1821-1881) introduced the idea of uniform continuity, born 16 Mar https://t.co/xMAXiCOW0l
March 15
J.J. Sylvester (1814-1897) worked in matrices, invariants, partitions, number theory & combinatorics, died 15 Mar https://t.co/GfmX824R76
March 14
Wacław Sierpiński (1882-1969), known for work in set theory, number theory & fractals, born 14 Mar https://t.co/72C8XD4F9B