## Status:

Departmental Lecturer in Mathematics and its History

Clifford Norton Senior Research Fellow in the History of Mathematics & College Lecturer at The Queen's College

## Personal website:

## ORCID iD:

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3181-1968## Research groups:

## Address

University of Oxford

Andrew Wiles Building

Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Woodstock Road

Oxford

OX2 6GG

## Highlighted Books:

Meeting under the Integral Sign?: The Oslo Congress of Mathematicians on the Eve of the Second World War

ISBN-13: 9781470443535
(8 April 2020)

Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist

ISBN-13: 9781851244881
(2018)

Wagner's theory of generalised heaps

ISBN-13: 9783319636207
(9 September 2017)

Scientific Communication Across the Iron Curtain

ISBN-13: 9783319253442
(2016)

Mathematics across the Iron Curtain A History of the Algebraic Theory of Semigroups

ISBN-13: 9781470414931
(16 July 2014)

## Highlighted Publications:

‘Nobody could possibly misunderstand what a group is’: a study in early twentieth-century group axiomatics

Archive for History of Exact Sciences
issue 5
volume 71
page 409–481-
(20 July 2017)

The early mathematical education of Ada Lovelace

BSHM Bulletin
issue 3
volume 32
page 221-234
(1 June 2017)

The Lovelace--De Morgan mathematical correspondence: A critical re-appraisal

Historia Mathematica
issue 3
volume 44
page 202-231
(9 May 2017)

The acceptance of abstract algebra in the USSR, as viewed through periodic surveys of the progress of Soviet mathematical science

Historia Mathematica
issue 2
volume 42
page 193-222
(May 2015)

A tale of mathematical myth-making: E. T. Bell and the ‘arithmetization of algebra’

BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics
issue 1
volume 31
page 69-80
(1 January 2015)

## Research interests:

History of mathematics: the development of abstract algebra during the 19th and 20th centuries; Soviet mathematics; communications between mathematicians in East and West during the Cold War; historiography of ancient mathematics

## Teaching:

O1. History of Mathematics (Part B)

Prelims and Part A Analysis in Queen's