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 23 February 2019
Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College, Oxford
Thu 21 March 2019
De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square London, WC1B 4HS
Sat 18 May 2019
Birkbeck College, London

From our Twitter feed

February 23
Jean-Baptiste Morin (1583-1656) attempted to solve the longitude problem using lunar observations, born 23 Feb https://t.co/RgiAtppZ3O
February 22
Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874), the first to use the normal curve other than as an error law, born 22 Feb https://t.co/4sLo1qhM6n
February 21
Girard Desargues (1591-1661), a founder of projective geometry, worked on conic sections & perspective, born 21 Feb https://t.co/5MAIzuMMqV
February 20
Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906) made important advances in electromagnetism and thermodynamics, born 20 Feb https://t.co/V48JvGnqzb
February 19
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), proponent of rotating Earth in yearly motion around a stationary sun, born 19 Feb https://t.co/8nYg86Jip1