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The Professorship of Geometry established by Sir Thomas Gresham is the oldest Chair of mathematics in Britain, predating the Savilian Professorship at Oxford by 23 years and the Lucasian Chair at Cambridge by 67 years. What induced Thomas Gresham to create the role and has it been a success? What precisely did he mean to include under the term 'geometry'?

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Clive Kilmister

Professor Clive Kilmister

Professor of Geometry

Professor Clive Kilmister was the Gresham Professor of Geometry between 1972 and 1988, but he otherwise spent his academic career at King’s College London from...

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