Announcements

UCL PhD students have recently started an exciting topical magazine-“chalkdust”- about maths, which is available online.  http://chalkdustmagazine.com/

BSHM working with PLUS magazine has launched a new competition for secondary school students (Year 7 to Year 13).  The deadline for entries is Thursday 24 March 2016.   See http://www.bshm.ac.uk/plus  for the latest details.

Mathematicians and their Gods, edited by former BSHM Council members Snezana Lawrence and Mark McCartney, has recently been published by Oxford University Press. BSHM members may recall that this book began life as a BSHM/Rewley House meeting of the same name in September 2012.

Our brand new website, designed and developed by Agile Cooperative, goes live today. We hope you enjoy using it!

The schedule is now available for MAA MathFest 2015 in Washington D.C. in August. This includes the annual joint meeting of the BSHM and the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM).

The winner of the 2014/15 BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize is Edwin Reynolds, an Oxford University maths student.

The Portuguese Mathematical Society and the BSHM have launched a new website, Philamat: Mathematics – a philatelic history, based on the work of former BSHM President Robin Wilson on mathematical stamps.

BSHM currently holds about 100 second-hand mathematical texts of various kinds. These are the property of a number of former members. These books are essentially ‘free’ but anyone wanting any is asked to cover the costs of postage and packing, if any.

The closing date for entries for the 2014/15 BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize is 1 May 2015.

The sixth joint meeting of the BSHM and the CSHPM will take place as part of MAA Mathfest in Washington, DC, USA, 5th-8th August 2015. A call for papers has been issued.

Robin Wilson, BSHM President 2012-2014, gives his review of BSHM activities in 2014 in his President's Report.

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