History of Mathematics

Welcome to the History of Mathematics web page. History of Mathematics is a multidisciplinary subject with a strong presence in Oxford. This page details some of the group's links and activities. 

Historians of mathematics in Oxford 

Inside the Mathematical Institute ... 

  • Jackie Stedall – mathematics of the 16th to 18th centuries, history of algebra
  • Peter Neumann – history of algebra, especially of the 19th and 20th centuries

... and others in Oxford with an active interest in history of mathematics

  • Philip Beeley – correspondence of John Wallis 
  • Rosie Cretney – the correspondence of Leonhard Euler
  • Howard Emmens – history of group theory
  • Raymond Flood – Irish mathematics
  • Keith Hannabuss  – 19th-century mathematics
  • Chris Hollings – history of the algebraic theory of semigroups
  • Stephen Johnston – mathematical instruments
  • Mark Thakkar – mathematics in medieval theology
  • Benjamin Wardhaugh – social history of mathematics in early modern England
  • Robin Wilson – 19th-century mathematics
Beyond Oxford the group has close connections to:


The group offers the following teaching: