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 25 October 2017
Birkbeck, University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX
Wed 25 October 2017
Museum of London Lecture Theatre (Tickets not required for this event)
Sat 9 December 2017
Birmingham and Midlands Institute

From our Twitter feed

August 16
Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) worked on calculus, probability, and many other areas of mathematics, died 16 Aug https://t.co/WWL6Ge2Z32
August 15
RT : Call for nominations: 2017 BSHM Neumann Prize for best book in History of Mathematics: https://t.co/AX8QxkxpmR Closes 1 Sept.
August 15
Edward Waring (1736-1798) worked on decomposing numbers into sums of powers & sums of primes, died 15 Aug https://t.co/oUfhDWNKp8
August 14
Giovanni Benedetti (1530-1590) anticipated some of Galileo's work on free fall, born 14 Aug https://t.co/nF3NNTR5mU
August 13
Erasmus Bartholin (1625-1698) wrote on geometry and discovered double refraction, born 13 Aug https://t.co/Pxnvhsg4sv