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 incorperate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.
The BSHM is a friendly, welcoming society and is open to all with an interest in the history of mathematics. The membership of the BSHM includes people from many backgrounds: researchers, teachers from primary level to university, students of the history of mathematics or science, and those who have a general interest in cultural history. About a third of the membership is from outside the UK.