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

Sun 15 September 2019 to Wed 18 September 2019
Pembroke College, Cambridge
Wed 23 October 2019
Museum of London Lecture Theatre (Tickets not required for this event)
Sat 23 November 2019
Bodleian Library, Oxford

From our Twitter feed

August 19
John Flamsteed (1646-1719), first Astronomer Royal, published accurate astronomical observations, born 19 Aug https://t.co/tMFrrV3xaF
August 18
Brook Taylor (1685-1731) known for Taylor series, discovered integration by parts, born 18 Aug https://t.co/DulBDges68
August 17
Cecilia Krieger (1894-1974), first woman awarded a Doctorate in mathematics in Canada, translated Sierpiński on top… https://t.co/3LA2Bl44lP
August 16
Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) worked on calculus, probability, and many other areas of mathematics, died 16 Aug https://t.co/nVj2NZAIEr
August 15
Edward Waring (1736-1798) worked on decomposing numbers into sums of powers & sums of primes, died 15 Aug https://t.co/4fCSWyuevl