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

From our Twitter feed

July 30
Julia Robinson (1919-1985) worked computability, decision problems & non-standard models of arithmetic, died 30 Jul https://t.co/YnwOhvOFb9
July 29
Walter Feit (1930-2004) Jointly proved one of the most important theorems about finite simple groups, died 29 Jul https://t.co/DsJC8DZicZ
July 28
Gaspard Monge (1746-1818) is considered the father of differential geometry, died 28 Jul https://t.co/OtZ7fMuUiM
July 27
Pierre-Louis Maupertuis (1698-1759) formulated the principle of least action, died 27 Jul https://t.co/E8JCZlc1al
July 26
Zhao Youqin (1271-about1335) worked in astronomy, maths & physics, with particular skills in optics, born 26 Jul https://t.co/GFT9fzloVJ