The BSHM runs four prize competitions. Use the links in the navigation menu for information, previous winners, and how and when to apply.

The Schools Writing Prize is awarded for school-age children writing about the history of mathematics. 

University undergraduates can compete for an Essay prize.

Taylor & Francis, publishers of the Journal, sponsor a prize for early career researchers writing on maths history. 

The Neumann Prize is award every two years for a book in English (including books in translation) dealing with the history of mathematics and aimed at a non-specialist readership. 

The Hirst Prize is a joint award with the LMS to recognise excellence in the history of mathematics. 


The HiMEd Awards sponsor teaching of the history of mathematics in schools around Britain.