As a proud member of the Oughtred Society I provide the following message:
The Oughtred Society
The Oughtred Society was founded in 1991 by a group of like-minded slide rule collectors. The organization was
named for William Oughtred, an English clergyman and mathematician who is generally credited with the invention
of both the linear and the circular slide rules.
Since its inception, the society has evolved into a not-for-profit, educational organization dedicated to the history and collection of slide rules and mechanical calculators. Goals of the organization include the dissemination and sharing of information about slide rules, encouragement for slide rule collectors and preservation of slide rules, their history and associated ephemera. In a more general sense, the society recognizes the benefits of encouraging numeracy, an appreciation of and facility with numbers.
The original intent of the Society was to provide a venue for the exchange of information about slide rules. Thus the idea of The Journal of the Oughtred Society was born.
Oughtred Society Web Site
Picture Tour of Meetings:
- Palo Alto Meeting in Spring 2003
- Palo Alto Meeting in Spring 2004
- Boston Meeting in Fall 2005
- Moutain View Meeting in Spring 2006
- Moutain View Meeting in Spring 2007
- Moutain View Meeting in Spring 2008
- Moutain View Meeting in Spring 2009
Rod Lovett's Literature Search Engine --- Rod Lovett has provided an index to all of the articles of the Oughtred Society Journal. His search engine provides access to the first paragraph of these Journal articles.
Clark McCoy's Index of Oughtred Society Journal Articles relating to K&E
Barry Derikorn's Complete index of the Oughtred Society Journal