Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

Welcome to the British Society for the History of Mathematics

The British Society for the History of Mathematics:

  • promotes and encourages research into the history of mathematics and the dissemination of the results of that research;
  • develops awareness of the history of mathematics for the public benefit; and
  • supports teachers and lecturers at all levels of mathematics education to incorporate the history of mathematics into their teaching, enriching their students' experience.

Upcoming Events

Fri 9 September 2022
Durham University and Online
Fri 16 September 2022
London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, and Online

Announcements & Blogs

Blog
Post date: Mon 1 August 2022 - 9.50
Blog
Post date: Mon 18 July 2022 - 19.30
Announcement
Post date: Tue 12 July 2022 - 19.40
Blog
Post date: Mon 11 July 2022 - 11.43

From our Twitter feed

August 19
John Flamsteed (1646-1719), first Astronomer Royal, published accurate astronomical observations, born 19 Aug https://t.co/tMFrrVl82d
August 18
Brook Taylor (1685-1731) known for Taylor series, discovered integration by parts, born 18 Aug https://t.co/DulBDges68
August 17
Cecilia Krieger (1894-1974), first woman awarded a Doctorate in mathematics in Canada, translated Sierpiński on top… https://t.co/O5V2aEV0ZG
August 16
Public Lecture: Travis Williams (Rhode Island), Tunstall’s Eloquent Arithmetic: Renaissance Mathematics as Pleasure… https://t.co/IUcfePneEV
August 16
Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) worked on calculus, probability, and many other areas of mathematics, died 16 Aug https://t.co/nVj2NZAIEr