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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 19th century

The 19th century

(p.223) Chapter 10 The 19th century
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Keith Hannabuss

Oxford University Press

This chapter surveys the development of mathematics in Oxford throughout the 19th century. This was a period of major change in the University, with the institution of written examinations, the introduction of the School of Natural Science, and the building of the University Museum. The Savilian Professors of Geometry for much of this time were Baden Powell and Henry Smith. We also discuss the ill-fated proposals for a Chair of Statistics, named after Florence Nightingale.

Keywords:   19th-century Oxford, 19th-century mathematics, 19th-century statistics, Oxford examinations, Baden Powell, Benjamin Jowett, Florence Nightingale

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