Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

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;
  • supports teachers and lecturers at all levels of mathematics education to incorperate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.

Upcoming Events

Sat 17 February 2018
Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College, Oxford
Wed 21 March 2018 to Thu 22 March 2018
Oxford, Mathematical Institute
Sat 19 May 2018
Birkbeck, London

From our Twitter feed

December 14
Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) whose observations "led Kepler to his theories of the Solar system" born 14th Dec https://t.co/XxsQ1T2ZHf
December 13
George Polya (1887-1985) worked in probabilty, analysis, number thy, geometry, combinatorics & physics, born 13 Dec https://t.co/mIRcl8iEhw
December 12
Ludwig Sylow (1832-1918) a high school teacher who proved "profound result" in theory of finite groups, born 12 Dec https://t.co/CaJoMSR43y
December 11
Max Born (1882-1970) worked on quantum mechanics, solid-state physics and optics, born 11 Dec https://t.co/BHzNhNmoTT
December 10
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) worked on Babbage's analytic engine & described how it could be programmed, born 10 Dec https://t.co/0JZZCMs37i