Ideas of Proof in Mathematics

Gresham Lecture

Ideas of Proof in Mathematics

Wednesday 19 October 2022 - 16.00 to 19.00
Gresham College, London and Online

This is the BSHM's annual Gresham afternoon, comprising the Gresham Lecture, preceded by two supporting lectures. It is likely also to include an award ceremony for winners of the Schools and Undergraduate Essay Prizes. Access is possible in person or online. Please register for either below.

This year the topic of the afternoon is 'Ideas of Proof in Mathematics'.


  • Richard Oosterhoff (Edinburgh) The Invention of Proof in the Renaissance
  • Fenner Tanswell (Loughborough) How Mathematical Proofs Are Like Recipes
  • Agathe Keller (University of Paris-Diderot), The Gresham Lecture, Let’s Decolonize the History of Mathematical Proofs!