Christmas Meeting 2020: Talks

Christmas Meeting 2020: Talks

Welcome to the Talks page of the BSHM Christmas Meeting 2020


The talks will be played in live sessions, followed by Q&A, at the times shown below. However, recordings are also available from Friday afternoon for those who cannot make the live sessions. Each talk is approx 30 mins long.

Live Q&A links were emailed to all registered participants on Friday. If you have not received the email, please check your spam folder. If you still cannot find it, contact Isobel Falconer (  If you have not used zoom before, or recently, you may need to allow a minute or two before the session starts for recent updates.

Times: are UK time, which is currently Greenwich Mean Time.

9:50 Mark McCartney: Introduction & Welcome

10:00 Robin Wilson: The BSHM: the first fifty years

10:30 Raymond Flood: John Fauvel: life, labours and legacy

11:00 Steve Russ: Onwards and Outwards

11:30 Q&A Session on the morning's talks

12:00 Break

12:15 Society AGM

12:45 Lunch

13:30 June Barrow-Green: “I found out myself by the triangles”:  The mathematical progress of Robert Leslie Ellis (1817-1859) as told by himself. (Q&A immediately after the talk)

14:10 Philip Beeley: Whither the history of mathematics? Historical reflections on a historical discipline (Q&A immediately after the talk)

14:50 Tony Mann: History of Mathematics: Dealing with the past (Q&A immediately after the talk)

15:30 Break

15:45 Craig Fraser: John Charles Fields and Canadian Mathematics (Q&A immediately after the talk)

16:45 Meeting Ends