## 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:

+44 1865 273557

## 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:

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:

The early mathematical education of Ada Lovelace

BSHM Bulletin
issue 3
volume 32
page 221-234
(2 September 2017)

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

HISTORIA MATHEMATICA
issue 3
volume 44
page 202-231
(August 2017)
Full text available

'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
(January 2017)

A tale of mathematical myth-making: E T Bell and the 'arithmetization of algebra'

BSHM Bulletin
issue 1
volume 31
page 69-80
(2 January 2016)

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)

## 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