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
Tue 4 October 2022 to Wed 5 October 2022

Announcements & Blogs

Post date: Mon 1 August 2022 - 9.50
Post date: Mon 18 July 2022 - 19.30
Post date: Tue 12 July 2022 - 19.40
Post date: Mon 11 July 2022 - 11.43

From our Twitter feed

August 7
Gábor Szegő (1895-1985) worked in the area of extremal problems and Toeplitz matrices, died 7 Aug https://t.co/FmBwjNpcGF
August 6
Antoine Arnauld, The Great Arnauld (1612-1694) published some important works on logic and philosophy, died 6 Aug https://t.co/6FvterodWG
August 5
RT : The Abel prize, awarded annually for outstanding contribution to mathematics (something like a Nobel Prize for math… https://t.co/31HmafyVsF
August 5
Niels Abel (1802-1829) proved impossibility of solving algebraically the general equation of the 5th degree, born 5… https://t.co/vQNfSOjbQm
August 4
William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) discovered quaternions, the first noncommutative algebra to be studied, born 4 A… https://t.co/K1MUmYpnph