Gresham Professor of Geometry

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The Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London, gives free educational lectures to the general public. The college was founded for this purpose in 1596 / 7, when it appointed seven professors; this has since increased to eight and in addition the college now has visiting professors.

The Professor of Geometry is always appointed by the City of London Corporation.

(Years given as, say, 1596 / 7 refer to Old Style and New Style dates.)

1 Henry Briggs March 1596 / 97
2 Peter Turner 25 July 1620
3 John Greaves 22 Feb 1630 / 31
4 Ralph Button 15 Nov 1643
5 Daniel Whistler 13 June 1648
6 Laurence Rooke 7 August 1657
7 Isaac Barrow 16 July 1662
8 Arthur Dacres 20 May 1664
9 Robert Hooke 20 March 1664 / 5
10 Andrew Tooke 5 July 1704
11 Thomas Tomlinson 3 July 1729
12 George Newland 27 Jan 1731 / 2
13 William Roman 28 Nov 1749
14 Wilfred Clarke 28 August 1759
15 S Kittleby 5 March 1765
16 Samuel Birch[1] 5 July 1808
17 Robert Pitt Edkins[2] 22 July 1848
18 Benjamin Morgan Cowie[3] 18 Dec 1854
19 Karl Pearson 15 Dec 1890
20 William Henry Wagstaff[4] 13 June 1894
1939–45 Lectures in abeyance
21 Louis Melville Milne-Thomson 29 May 1946
22 Thomas A A Broadbent 1956
23 Sir Bryan Thwaites 1969
24 Clive W. Kilmister 1972
25 Sir Christopher Zeeman 1988
26 Ian Stewart 1994
27 Sir Roger Penrose FRS 1 Sept 1998
28 Harold Thimbleby 1 Sept 2001
29 Robin Wilson 1 Sept 2004
30 John D. Barrow 1 Sept 2008
31 Raymond Flood[5] 2012

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  1. ^ "Birch, Samuel (BRC798S)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "Edkins, Robert Pitt (EDKS826RP)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "Cowie, Benjamin Morgan (CWY833BM)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "Wagstaff, William Henry (WGSF885WH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ "Gresham College Press Release, 5 July 2012". 

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ward, John (1740). The Lives of the Professors of Gresham College. New York & London: Johnson Reprint Corporation.