The BSHM is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2015/16 BSHM undergraduate essay prize are Michael Seal (London School of Economics) for an essay entitled Was there a Revolution in Analysis in the Early 19th Century?

Approximation Theory is a branch of mathematics that may not be familiar to all, but has contributions from many great mathematicians.

"Chalkdust" the exciting online maths magazine has hit the web with issue 03.  Edited by PhD students at UCL, it has surpassed the excellent standards it set last year with issues 01 & 02. 

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.

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

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  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.