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The British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) is pleased to launch the Neil Bibby Awards, for contributions to the popularization of the history of mathematics in education.

Registration is now open for the BSHM/CSHPM-SCHPM joint conference on 12-15 July.

Time Zones I: “Half an Hour Later in Newfoundland”

by David Orenstein. Danforth CTI, retired. 

Our title “Half an hour later in Newfoundland” is a standard joke line in Canadian comedy and is based on the fact that Standard Time on the Island of Newfoundland is in Zone P* = EST + 1h 30m (Toronto) = UTC - 3h 30m (London, UK [London, Ontario, which shares EST with Toronto, is also on a River Thames, but that’s another story]). The rest of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, that is mainland Labrador, is in Zone Q = Atlantic Standard Time = EST + 1h = UTC - 4h.