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Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson


For eight centuries mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone profound changes during that time. This is the story of the intellectual and social life of this community, and of its interactions with the wider world. This highly readable and beautifully illustrated book reveals the richness and influence of Oxford’s mathematical tradition and the fascinating characters that helped to shape it. The story begins with the founding of the University of Oxford and the establishing of the medieval curriculum, in which mathematics had an imp ... More

Keywords: History of mathematics, Oxford University, Oxford mathematics, Oxford astronomy, Oxford University traditions, mathematical traditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681976
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Fauvel, editor
Former Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the Open University and a former President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics

Raymond Flood, editor
Gresham Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London and Emeritus Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford

Robin Wilson, editor
Robin Wilson is an Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University, Emeritus Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London, and a former Fellow of Keble College, Oxford

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