Tony Mann

Tony Mann

Director, Greenwich Maths Centre

After postgraduate research on group theory, Tony Mann worked as a software engineer and mathematical modeller in the electricity supply industry before entering the teaching profession. At the University of Greenwich he has taught software engineering, digital media, and many different topics within the field of mathematics.

Tony's interests include the history of mathematics, public engagement, and diversity in mathematics. He organised events for the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the national Festival of Mathematics and its Applications at Greenwich in 2017 and 2019 as well as academic workshops, conferences, and outreach events. He has been involved with the British Science Festival for more than fifteen years, organising and occasionally presenting mathematics events.

As Visiting Professor of Computing Mathematics at Gresham College (2021-2015) Tony delivered ten public lectures on topics at the intersection of computing and mathematics.

With the late Peter Neumann OBE and Julia Tompson, he edited The Collected Papers of William Burnside (OUP, 2004), and with Raymond Flood and Mary Croarken, edited Mathematics at the Meridian: The History of Mathematics at Greenwich (CRC Press, 2020). Tony has published many articles on the history of mathematics and on mathematics teaching in higher education.

His pronouns are he/him/his.

Responsibilities within the university

Cross-University Mathematics and Statistics Help (MASH) organiser

Outreach co-ordinator for Mathematics

Admissions Tutor, Mathematical Sciences

Module leader: MATH1137 Coding and Cryptography

Module leader: MATH1057 UAS: Mathematics Education and Communication

Module leader: MATH1108 Mathematics Work Placement

Recognition

Fellow, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (and member of IMA Communications Committee)

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (and National Teaching Fellow, 2008)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Member of the Steering Group, sigmaNetwork of HE Mathematics Support Practitioners

Editor, MSOR Connections

Editor, BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (2013-2017)

Member, British Society for the History of Mathematics (President 2009-2011: I have held various other positions for BSHM and am currently a member of the Accessibility and Diversity Working Group)

Recorder, British Science Association Mathematical Sciences Section

Member, London Mathematical Society, and editor of the LMS Newsletter 2010-2017: I have held other roles within LMS

Member, Mathematical Association, Edinburgh Mathematical Society, European Mathematical Society, and Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics / La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques

Member and Trustee, Leonardo da Vinci Society

Member, QAA Review Panel for the Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Subject Benchmark System, 2022

Vice-Chair of Conference of Heads of Department of Mathematical Sciences, 2009-2011 (and Secretary 2007-2009)

Research / Scholarly interests

History of mathematics

Mathematics in higher education

Data Analytics

Mathematics support in higher education

Diversity in mathematics

Recent publications

Article

Mann, Tony and , (2022), Mathematical Results - Do Names Matter?. Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. In: , , , . Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Mathematics Today, 58 (2) . pp. 38-39 ISSN: 1361-2042 (Print), (doi: https://ima.org.uk/19127/mathematical-results-do-names-matter/).

Bradshaw, Noel-Ann and , Mann, Tony (2021), Welcoming students to the mathematics community: obstacles to “belonging”. Higher Education Academy - sigma network Greenwich Maths Centre. In: , , , . Higher Education Academy - sigma network Greenwich Maths Centre, MSOR Connections, 19 (2) . pp. 75-86 ISSN: 1473-4869 (Print), 2051-4220 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.21100/msor.v19i2.1268).

Book section

Bradshaw, Noel-Ann and , Mann, Tony (2019), The University of Greenwich at the Old Royal Naval College. CRC Press. In: , , In: Raymond Flood, Tony Mann, Mary Croarken (eds.), Mathematics at the Meridian: The History of Mathematics at Greenwich. CRC Press, Florida, USA (1st) . pp. 191-204 . ISBN: 9780367362720 (doi: https://www.crcpress.com/Mathematics-at-the-Meridian-The-History-of-Mathematics-at-Greenwich/Flood-Mann-Croarken/p/book/9780367362720).

Mann, Tony and , (2019), The Royal Naval College. CRC Press. In: , , In: Raymond Flood, Tony Mann, Mary Croarken (eds.), Mathematics at the Meridian: The History of Mathematics at Greenwich. CRC Press, Florida, USA (1st) . pp. 105-117 . ISBN: 9780367362720 (doi: https://www.crcpress.com/Mathematics-at-the-Meridian-The-History-of-Mathematics-at-Greenwich/Flood-Mann-Croarken/p/book/9780367362720).

Mann, Tony and , (2019), The Royal Observatory 1881-1988. CRC Press. In: , , In: Raymond Flood, Tony Mann, Mary Croarken (eds.), Mathematics at the Meridian: The History of Mathematics at Greenwich. CRC Press, Florida, USA (1st) . pp. 83-91 . ISBN: 9780367362720 (doi: https://www.crcpress.com/Mathematics-at-the-Meridian-The-History-of-Mathematics-at-Greenwich/Flood-Mann-Croarken/p/book/9780367362720).

Mann, Tony and , (2019), The mathematical tourist in Greenwich. CRC Press. In: , , In: Raymond Flood, Tony Mann, Mary Croarken (eds.), Mathematics at the Meridian: The History of Mathematics at Greenwich. CRC Press, Florida, USA (1st) . pp. 205-206 . ISBN: 9780367362720 (doi: https://www.crcpress.com/Mathematics-at-the-Meridian-The-History-of-Mathematics-at-Greenwich/Flood-Mann-Croarken/p/book/9780367362720).

Conference proceedings

Mann, Tony and , (2016), Mathematics and mathematical cultures in fiction: the case of Catherine Shaw. Birkhauser. In: , , In: Brendan Larvor (ed.), Mathematical Cultures: The London Meetings 2012-2014. Birkhauser, Basel (1st) . pp. 375-385 . ISBN: 9783319285801 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28582-5).

Edited book

Flood, Raymond , Mann, Tony, Croarken, Mary (2019), Mathematics at the Meridian: The History of Mathematics at Greenwich. CRC Press. In: , , , . CRC Press, Florida, USA (1st) . ISBN: 9780367362720 (doi: https://www.crcpress.com/Mathematics-at-the-Meridian-The-History-of-Mathematics-at-Greenwich/Flood-Mann-Croarken/p/book/9780367362720).