Christmas Meeting & AGM 2023

Christmas meeting

Christmas Meeting & AGM 2023

Saturday 9 December 2023 - 11.00

Our annual BSHM Christmas Meeting again showcases the excellent current research being done in history of mathematics across a variety of themes and time periods. Our keynote speaker is outgoing BSHM President Prof Sarah Hart, Gresham Professor of Geometry.

The meeting will be online, and the AGM will take place during the extended lunch break. Registration is free and open to all

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See below for a book of abstracts and the AGM materials.

11.00 Welcome by Sarah Hart, BSHM President

11.10 Mark McCartney (Ulster University), The Lion, the Witch & the maths graduate: Studying mathematics at Queen’s College, Belfast in the 1880s

11.50 Sayori Ghoshal (Krea University), Statistics and Colonialism

12.30 Comfort Break

12.40 AGM & Lunch

14.05 Neumann Prize Announcement

14.10 Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (Maynooth University), The Elements in Gaelic: An incomplete Euclid

14.30 Tom Briggs, Maths, Museums & Changing Mindsets

14.50 Adrian Rice (Randolph-Macon College), “The Riddle of the Ages”: James Joseph Sylvester and the transcendence of π

15.30 Break

15.45 Sarah Hart (outgoing BSHM President), Mathematicians and Poets

16.45 Close of meeting