BSHM Autumn Meeting and AGM

De Morgan House (home of the London Mathematical Society), 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS
Saturday 19 September 2009
Organisers: Noel-Ann Bradshaw ( and Tony Mann (

A.E.L. Davis, 'Kepler - a Celestial Detective Story' (The John Fauvel Lecture)
Mary Croarken, ‘Nevil Maskelyne - the Seaman’s Astronomer’
Stephen Pumfrey, 'Lunar astronomy before the telescope: the unrecognised discoveries of William Gilbert'

As usual, this meeting will also include a session of short papers by members of the Society. These will be:

Peter L. Griffiths, 'The Three Solutions to Bombelli's (1526-1572) Equation x^3=15x+4, an Exercise in finding the Roots of Complex Numbers'
Richard Simpson, 'Some musings on the lives and mathematics of Anthemius of Tralles and Isidore of Miletus'

The winner of the BSHM's Neumann Prize will be announced during the meeting.

The Society's AGM will be held during the meeting, at 3pm.

The fee for the meeting, including refreshments and a sandwich lunch, will be £20 for BSHM members and £30 for non-members. There is a reduced rate for full-time students of £12. All members may, of course, attend the AGM section of the meeting without charge.

To book your place at this meeting, please return the registration form to: Tony Mann, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS to reach him by Friday 11 September 2009. For further information contact Tony Mann by email at


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