Jolliffee was born in Oxford on 23 January 1871 and educated at the City of Oxford School and Balliol College, Oxford. He was a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 1891 to 1920, and was also an assistant tutor at Jesus College, Oxford from 1903 to 1920. He was then appointed as Professor of Mathematics at the University of London, retiring in 1936. He was made an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College in 1931 and of Jesus College in 1934. He died on 17 March 1944 in Oxford.
He was known more for the high quality of his teaching than for prolific mathematical research. However, one of his papers, on uniform convergence of trigonometric series, remains well cited. He was also a contributor to the Encyclopædia Britannica.
- Shovelton, S. T. (22 April 1944). "Prof. A. E. Jolliffe". Nature 153 (3886): 488. doi:10.1038/153488a0.
- "Prof. A. E. Jolliffe". The Times. 20 March 1944. p. 6.
- Chaundy, T. W.; Jolliffe, A. E. (1917), "The uniform convergence of a certain class of trigonometrical series", Proc. London Math. Soc., s2-15 (1): 214–216, doi:10.1112/plms/s2-15.1.214. 49 citations in Google scholar as of 2011-03-30.
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