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

Sat 27 February 2016
Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College, Oxford
Wed 9 March 2016
School of Mathematics' Alan Turing Building, Manchester University.

From our Twitter feed

February 6
Nicolaus(II) Bernoulli (1695-1726) "made important contributions to the problem of trajectories", born 6 Feb https://t.co/VT6zvcv9Z0
February 5
Jean-Marie Duhamel (1797-1872) applied PDEs to the theory of heat, rational mechanics & acoustics, born 5 Feb https://t.co/YQesKUxh4K
February 4
Thomas Kirkman (1806-1895) wrote "1st systematic account of the elements of group theory in English", died 4 Feb https://t.co/5EanZ3n8Uk
February 3
Gaston Julia (1893-1978) of Julia set fame, "one of the forefathers of modern dynamical systems theory", born 3 Feb https://t.co/hv9uFTHZZu
February 2
Marquis de L'Hôpital (1661-1704) of l'Hôpital's rule for calculating limits, died 2 Feb https://t.co/K3OGKI0Bss