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

Tue 4 October 2022 to Wed 5 October 2022
Wed 19 October 2022
Gresham College, London and Online
Sat 3 December 2022

Announcements & Blogs

Post date: Tue 6 September 2022 - 17.29

From our Twitter feed

October 5
Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848) worked to "free calculus from the concept of the infinitesimal", born on 5 Oct https://t.co/4Phhw4fzGK
October 4
Wilhelm Weber (1804-1891) worked in electrodynamics and the electrical structure of matter, born 4 Oct https://t.co/XmuEK5Dxor
October 3
RT : Édouard Lucas, who in 1891 worked in number theory and came up with number sequence that now bears his name:… https://t.co/zrQYu46PkZ
October 3
Édouard Lucas (1842-1891) studied the Fibonacci sequence, devised a test for Mersenne primes, died 3 Oct https://t.co/BUWsCONedp
October 2
François Arago (1786-1853) made important discoveries on the wave theory of light, died 2 Oct https://t.co/25GMGAO1TM