BSHM has collaborated with our Portuguese counterparts in the development of a website devoted to postage stamps with mathematical content. The huge majority of these images come from emeritus President Robin Wilson’s personal collection. Whereas the site is still ‘work in
BSHM is pleased to announce that the winner of the Neumann prize for 2015 is Sydney Padua for her book The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage. Her prize will be presented at the Research in Progress meeting on Saturday 27th February 2016.
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.
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).
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.