Christmas Meeting

Christmas meeting

Christmas Meeting

Saturday 11 December 2021 (All day)
University of Warwick & Online

We are delighted this year to be guests of the Department of Computer Science and the Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick - which is easily accessible by car or by train to Coventry and a short bus ride. Arrangements are being made for those who are unable to travel to Coventry to participate online.

The meeting will include the BSHM AGM, and also a party to celebrate the BSHM's 50th birthday.

The programme will be A ‘History of Mathematics’ Day: a potpourri of interesting historical mathematical issues.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Deborah Kent: “Fit for making a decent observation”? Photography and the British eclipse expedition of 1871
  • Christos Papadimitriou: The foundational crisis in maths and the making of Logicomix
  • Alex Aylward: Between authority and obscurity: R. A. Fisher and the mathematization of biology
  • Tony Crilly (on Cayley)
  • Philip Beeley (on Thomas Harriot)
  • Aoife Kearins: The impact of the penny post on mathematical collaboration and inclusion
  • David Dunning: “Contact with Real Computing”: Abstraction and Physics in Christopher Strachey’s Programming Research Group

We have the usual slots available for 20 minute contributed papers from BSHM members. If you would like to speak, please contact Isobel Falconer (

Further details to follow