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 exists:

  • to promote and encourage research in the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of such research;
  • to promote and develop for the public benefit, awareness, knowledge, study and teaching of the history of mathematics;
  • to promote the use of the history of mathematics at all levels in mathematics education in order to enhance the teaching of mathematics for the public benefit.

Upcoming Events

Fri 16 September 2016 to Sat 17 September 2016
St. Andrews University, Scotland
Thu 27 October 2016
Gresham College, Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH
Sat 3 December 2016

From our Twitter feed

August 26
Johann Lambert (1728-1777) first to provide a rigorous proof pi is irrational, born 26 Aug https://t.co/EiKuR080Zo
August 25
Michael Faraday (1791-1867) worked in electricity, founded the Christmas Lectures, died 25 Aug https://t.co/KRTWwt9PIr
August 24
Bartholomeo Pitiscus (1561-1613) coined the word trigonometry, born 24 Aug https://t.co/NMsTdwQWHC
August 23
Charles Coulomb (1736-1806) worked on applied mechanics, electricity and magnetism, died 23 Aug https://t.co/g8YQ8M1reE
August 22
Andrzej Mostowski (1913-1975) worked on logic and the foundations of mathematics, died 22 Aug https://t.co/7cPDeVBwAq