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

Upcoming Events

Fri 16 September 2022
London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, and Online
Wed 19 October 2022
Gresham College, London

Announcements & Blogs

From our Twitter feed

July 4
Peter Guthrie Tait (1831-1901) worked on mathematical physics and knots, died 4 Jul https://t.co/xZskRoBw14
July 3
Henry Frederick Baker (1866-1956) worked on geometry and analysis, born 3 Jul https://t.co/sne0bMr0zI
July 2
William Burnside (1852-1927) worked on the theory of groups, born 2 Jul https://t.co/TicXzDB0Db
July 1
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716) one inventor of the Calculus, invented the Stepped Reckoner, born 1 Jul https://t.co/RicFzps9Uk
June 30
William Oughtred (1574-1660) invented early slide rule & many new symbols incl. × for multiplication, died 30 Jun https://t.co/qOr8QFGL3P