Research in Progress

Research in Progress

Research in Progress

Saturday 25 February 2017 (All day)
The Shulman Auditorium, the Queen's College, Oxford

Online booking for this meeting is now open via Eventbrite.

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • £20 for BSHM members (non-students)
  • £30 for BSHM non-member (non-students)
  • £5 for all students.

Ticket prices include a buffet lunch; please specify any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.


10.30 Registration and coffee

11.00 Philip Beeley (BSHM President)  


11.15 Tony Royle (Open University)

The Perilous Practice of ‘Flying and Applying’

11.55 Kevin Tracey (London Science Museum & Swansea University)

Marking Mathematical Readers in Early Modern England: An Analysis of John Seller’s A Pocket Book and its Annotations.

12.35 Winners of the BSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize 2016:

Michael Seal (London School of Economics)

Was there a Revolution in Analysis in the Early 19th Century?

Brigitte Stenhouse (University of Oxford)

The Mathematics of Mary Somerville

12.55 Lunch in the Magrath Room

14.00 Troy Astarte (Newcastle University)

Formalism in the Forest: the 1964 Formal Language Description Languages IFIP Working Conference

14.40 Clare Moriarty (King’s College London)

The Ad Hominem Argument of Berkeley’s Analyst

15.20 Refreshment break

15.45 Professor Jeanne Peiffer (CNRS; Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris)

Invited lecture: The Bernoullis in the Mirror of Contemporary (18th Century) Scholarly Journals

16.45 Close of meeting