The Birmingham & Midland Institute, Saturday 8th December 2012
This year we have reinstated our Christmas meeting, at a venue within easy walking distance of Birmingham's New Street Station. This will cover an eclectic mix of historical subjects and Professor Ian Stewart will give the final keynote talk. You can download a meeting flyer and here are directions for travel to the venue.
A ‘History of Mathematics’ Day
An eclectic mix of interesting historical issues
Venue: The Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS
Date: Saturday 8th December 2012.
10:00 am Registration and coffee
10:30 am Welcome
Robin Wilson, Pembroke College, Oxford, BSHM President
10:45am 'Merely a speculation of the mind? William Henry Fox Talbot and Mathematics’'
June Barrow-Green, Open University
11:45am 'Mathematical Instruments'
Jim Bennett, Director, History of Science Museum, Oxford
1:45pm Two 'BSHM Members' short talks
Nigel White 'An uncertain history of the Secretary Problem’'
Richard Simpson 'A curious inscription at Pergamon’
2:45pm 'A quadricentury of cross-curricular classroom creativity'
Peter Ransom, Bath Spa University, President Designate of The Mathematical Association
3:15 pm Afternoon Tea/Coffee
3:30pm 'Flatland and the Fourth Dimension in Victorian Times'
Ian Stewart - Warwick University
4:30pm Closing Remarks - Robin Wilson
Organiser Richard Simpson, Hon Sec, BSHM
Fee 20 pounds - includes coffee and buffet style lunch. Fee payable, preferably in cash, on the door on the day. (Cheques acceptable but not Cards - many cash machines in the vicinity)‘Intentions to attend’ would be gratefully received, as this will much assist planning - either email or write as above, up to 1st Dec. Directions will be provided both to those who advise attendance and on the BSHM website.
The British Society for the History of Mathematics is registered as a company limited by guarantee, no. 3326816, and as a charity, no. 1061229. Its registered office is c/o Andrew Thurburn & Co, 38 Tamworth Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1XU, UK.