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 incorperate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.

Upcoming Events

Sat 19 May 2018
Birkbeck, London
Sat 23 June 2018
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA
Wed 24 October 2018
Museum of London Lecture Theatre (Tickets not required for this event)

From our Twitter feed

April 26
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), a philosopher who worked on the foundations of mathematics & logic, born 26 Apr https://t.co/ZECTfkjVH8
April 25
Felix Klein (1849-1925), whose Erlangen Program worked on geometry & group theory, famous for a bottle, born 25 Apr https://t.co/JX4UQGMKcg
April 24
Xu Guang-qi (1562-1633) made Western mathematics available by translating works into Chinese, born 24 Apr https://t.co/ioSQzpPaIq
April 23
Max Planck (1858-1947) initiated study of quantum theory with research into black body radiation, born 23 Apr https://t.co/UUXhZbHM2y
April 22
Wilhelm Schickard (1592-1635), who invented a calculating machine before Pascal, born 22 Apr https://t.co/KTl1Uzhgvz