Oxford’s Savilian Professors of Geometry: 400 Years On
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England’s earliest chair of mathematics was that of Gresham College, founded in 1597, but who came next?
The earliest University-based mathematics professorship was Oxford’s Savilian Chair of Geometry, founded in 1619.
This illustrated lecture outlines the 400-year history of this Chair, from its beginnings to the present day, and features such figures as Henry Briggs, John Wallis, Edmond Halley, James Joseph Sylvester and G. H. Hardy.
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This event was on Tue, 03 May 2022
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