About the author

Benjamin Wardhaugh lives in Oxford, UK, with his wife and children. He does research and writing based at the University of Oxford, where he is a former Fellow of All Souls College. Benjamin holds degrees in mathematics, music and history from Cambridge, London and Oxford. At Oxford, he has taught history to mathematics students and science to history students.

He is fascinated by the many different roles mathematics has played in culture in the past, and most of his work is about the cultural history of mathematics: what people thought about mathematics in the past, what they used it for and why it mattered.

Some information about his academic work is available here.