We are sorry to announce the death in April 2022 of long standing group member George Phillips.

Seminar by Philippe Schmid: Student Notebooks and Mathematical Note-Taking in Seventeenth-Century St Andrews, POSTPONED until autumn. Contact Isobel Falconer if you wish to attend.

Isobel Falconer and Ursula Martin (Edinburgh & Oxford) have started a new network, Scotland’s Historians of Science @scothistsci

History of Mathematics

St Andrews is a renowned centre for the study of the History of Mathematics.

The group is based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and runs the well-known MacTutor History of Mathematics website

Group members include:

We have graduated a number of PhD students in this area. Current PhD students are Kate Hindle and Martin Macbeath.

St Andrews runs a popular honours-level undergraduate course on the History of Mathematics. We run a module in our Evening Degree programme

screenshot of the MacTutor home page