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 8 July 2016
Lecture room L5, Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road, Oxford
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 1
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716) one inventor of the Calculus, invented the Stepped Reckoner, born 1 Jul https://t.co/tsBhejcGIJ
June 30
William Oughtred (1574-1660) invented early slide rule & many new symbols incl. X for multiplication, died 30 Jun https://t.co/SYQ2FSj8SB
June 29
Witold Hurewicz (1904-1956) made important contributions to algebraic topology, born 29 Jun https://t.co/6nX9XBOQtZ
June 28
Henri Leon Lebesgue (1875-1941) formulated the theory of measure, generalised Riemann integral, born 28 Jun https://t.co/uzTntlovG3
June 27
Augustus De Morgan (1806-1871)  1st LMS president, defined & introduced term 'mathematical induction', born 27 Jun https://t.co/w7vAFdsWdf