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Oxford FiguresEight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences$
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John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199681976

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.001.0001

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The first professors

The first professors

(p.93) Chapter 4 The first professors
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Allan Chapman

Oxford University Press

The first part of this chapter describes the foundation of the Savilian Chairs of Geometry and Astronomy and the Sedleian Chair of Natural Philosophy, and describes some early holders of these Chairs, such as Henry Briggs. The scene then moves to Wadham College after the Civil War and the development of experimental science under the Wardenship of John Wilkins, an.d describes his contributions and those of Robert Boyle, Robert Hooke, and Christopher Wren to Oxford science and mathematics.

Keywords:   17th-century Oxford, Savilian professors, Sedleian professors, Professors of Geometry, Gresham College, Wadham College, Henry Briggs, John Wilkins, Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren

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