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

Sat 25 February 2023
The Queen's College, Oxford

Announcements & Blogs

From our Twitter feed

January 27
Balthasar van der Pol (1889-1959) worked in pure & applied mathematics, radio & electrical engineering; born 27 Jan https://t.co/XdeHjtrSos
January 26
Henry Briggs (1561-1630) "the man most responsible for scientists' acceptance of logarithms", died 26 Jan https://t.co/6Kf1cJY26t
January 25
Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736-1813) worked in analysis, number theory, analytical & celestial mechanics, born 25 Jan https://t.co/nuQ56Ri35L
January 24
Percy Heawood (1861-1955) made important contributions to the four colour theorem, died 24 Jan https://t.co/Bw8qpVZHQG
January 23
James Lighthill (1924-1998) founder & first President of the IMA, worked on aerodynamics, born 23 Jan https://t.co/qKKsGjzkkn