Join us

Join us

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.

Membership rates for 2018 are as follows:

  • Ordinary member: £35
  • Concessionary rate (retired, unwaged or student member): £20
  • Under 25  (born in 1994 or later): £5

To join the BSHM, please complete this membership form and send it to The BSHM Administrator, 21 Bowerland Avenue, Barton, Torquay, TQ2 8QH. It is possible to include a cheque or direct debit details. It greatly helps to keep our administrative workload to a minimum if those members with a UK bank account use direct debit as their method of payment, and it makes life easier for members also.

If you want to pay by credit card, debit card or by PayPal,  follow the instructions below.

Use the three PayPal buttons (each labelled 'ADD TO CART PayPal ' ) on this page to add your selections to your shopping cart. Remember to record  these selections for your membership form if you are going to post that to us. When you are ready to pay, and have “Your shopping cart “ written at the top left of the screen, you can either pay with PayPal, or pay by credit/debit card. To pay with PayPal, select the button labelled: ‘PayPal Check out’.   To pay with a credit/debit card, select the button labeled ‘Check Out’ which has ‘Pay without a PayPal account ' written below it.   This takes you to the page where you provide your credit card/debit card details.

The BSHM Administrator can no longer process card payments by post. The form also contains a Gift Aid declaration for UK taxpayers. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Secretary, Ken Lord.

We hope to eventually move to a secure web form to allow you to join the BSHM online and pay via PayPal, debit card or credit card, without sending us a paper form. 

Members of the Society benefit from reduced admission to most of the Society's events, and receive the BSHM Bulletin, as well as regular mailings detailing forthcoming events of interest, whether organised by the BSHM or not. The Bulletin is also available on-line to BSHM members: see the announcement "Online Access to BSHM Bulletins" on the Announcements page.

Members may subscribe through BSHM to the journal Historia Mathematica for the special rate of £36 (for 2018). Members may also take out through BSHM reciprocal membership of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM/SCHPM), which costs an additional £12. If you wish to take up either or both of these options, please add them to your cart and/or fill in the printed form accordingly.