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 29 February 2020
Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College, Oxford
Sat 16 May 2020
Birkbeck College, London
Mon 6 July 2020 to Wed 8 July 2020
University of St Andrews

From our Twitter feed

February 28
Frigyes Riesz (1880-1956), a founder of functional analysis, his work has many important applications, died 28 Feb https://t.co/Ote6A4nyiY
February 27
L E J Brouwer (1881-1966) founded the doctrine of mathematical intuitionism, born 27 Feb https://t.co/pAoQxRJ8fI
February 26
Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac's (1581-1638) books "formed the basis for almost all later books on mathematical… https://t.co/mxHacL87DY
February 25
Maria Winckelmann (1670-1720), the first woman to discover a comet, born 25 Feb https://t.co/gCKlbU7rH8
February 24
Claude Shannon (1916-2001) founded the subject of information theory, died 24 Feb https://t.co/BYx95tDVBm