AGM and Christmas Meeting

Christmas meeting

AGM and Christmas Meeting

Saturday 3 December 2022 (All day)

The BSHM's annual Christmas meeting will take place online this year, following successful online meetings in the past two years. The keynote speaker will be Kim Plofker (Union College, Schenectady)

The AGM will be held during the lunch break in the meeting.

The zoom links for the meeting will be sent to registered participants on 30 November.

To replace the in person get together and opportunity to socialise that we have all enjoyed at past Christmas Meetings, we are planning an in person 'Summer Jamboree' in June/July 2023.

PDF icon Programme & Abstracts_281122.pdf


  • 10.00 Welcome by Sarah Hart, BSHM President
  • 10.05 Christopher Hollings (Oxford) Triangulating Ancient Egyptian Mathematics 
  • 10.45 Break 
  • 11.00 Jörg F. Wagner & Maria Niklaus (Stuttgart) From Bohnenberger’s Machine via Aircraft Course Controls to Inertial Navigation 
  • 11.40 Clare Moriarty (Trinity College Dublin), Byrne and Berkeley: Geometric Philosophy and Mathematically Eccentric Irishmen
  • 12.20 comfort break 
  • 12.30 AGM & lunch 
  • 14.00 Sepideh Alassi (Basel), Scientific challenges and encryption of discoveries in the 17th century rational mechanics 
  • 14.40 Christopher Stray (Swansea), Success and failure in early 19th-century Cambridge: J.M.F. Wright and his Alma Mater (1827) 
  • 15.20 Break 
  • 15.40 Kim Plofker (Union College, Schenectady), Indian Mathematics and the Role of Astronomy 
  • 16.40 meeting close 



The AGM will be held online at 1230. Please note it will be a different Zoom link to the main Xmas meeting. 

AGM Documents 

PDF icon bshm_agm_2022_agenda.pdf

PDF icon bshm_agm_2022_annual_report_from_2021.pdf

PDF icon bshm_agm_2022_biographies.pdf

PDF icon bshm_agm_2022_minutes_from_2021_agm.pdf