The Annual BSHM Gresham College Lectures

Since 2000 the British Society for the History of Mathematics has co-organised a prestigious annual lecture with Gresham College, London. Previous BSHM-Gresham College Lecturers include many distinguished historians of mathematics; the full list is given below. The BSHM-Gresham Lecture is traditionally preceded by a reception at which Rhenish wine and macaroons are served, in honour of the refreshments served to the Royal Society on its return to Gresham College in 1673 after the disruption of the Great Fire of London.

Since 2012, the BSHM-Gresham Lecture has been preceded by an afternoon of talks on a wider theme relating to the main lecture.

Past Lectures In This Series
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Mathematics in the Metropolis: A survey of Victorian London

Dr Adrian Rice
Monday, 19 January 2004 - 12:00AM
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The celestial geometry of John Flamsteed: Mapping the heavens from 17th century Greenwich

Professor Allan Chapman
Thursday, 10 February 2005 - 12:00AM
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History from Below: Mathematics, Instruments and Archaeology

Dr Stephen Johnston
Thursday, 3 November 2005 - 12:00AM
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Planes and pacifism: Activities and attitudes of British mathematicians during WWI

Dr June Barrow-Green
Thursday, 15 November 2007 - 12:00AM
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Mathematics and the Medici: Instruments from Late Renaissance Florence and a British Connection

Professor Jim Bennett
Thursday, 27 November 2008 - 12:00AM
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Mathematics, Motion, and Truth: The Earth goes round the Sun

Professor Jeremy Gray
Monday, 2 November 2009 - 12:00AM
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Triangular Relationships

Dr Patricia Fara
Thursday, 4 November 2010 - 12:00AM
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The Memoirs and Legacy of √Čvariste Galois

Dr Peter Neumann OBE
Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 5:30PM
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James Clerk Maxwell

Professor Raymond Flood
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 - 5:00PM
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The Grand Narrative of the History of Computing

Dr Doron Swade MBE
Thursday, 31 October 2013 - 4:30PM
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Karl Pearson's Gresham Lectures on Geometry (1890-1894)

Dr Eileen Magnello
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 6:00PM
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Hypatia: Sifting the Myths

Dr Fenny Smith
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 4:00PM
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Hanna Neumann: A Mathematician in Difficult Times

Dr Peter Neumann OBE
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 4:45PM
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The Scientific Life of Ada Lovelace

Professor Ursula Martin
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 6:00PM