Bewick Bridge

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Bewick Bridge (1767, Linton, Cambridgeshire – 15 May 1833, Cherry Hinton) was an English vicar and mathematical author.[1]

In 1786, he was admitted as a sizar to study mathematics Peterhouse, Cambridge University, where he graduated as senior wrangler and won the Smith's Prize in 1790.[2][3]

In October 1790, he was ordained a deacon at Ely, and became a priest in 1792; in the same year he became a Fellow at Peterhouse, during which he spent time as both as college moderator and as proctor.[2] From 1806 until 1816, he was Professor of Mathematics at the East India Company College, Haileybury.[2] He wrote a number of mathematical texts:[3] his Algebra achieved international circulation.[4] He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1812.[2]

From 1816 until 1833, he was vicar of Cherry Hinton in Cambridge, where in 1818 he built the vicarage, and he founded the village school in 1832 (now a Church of England PrimarySchool).[2] He died on 15 May 1833, aged 66.[2][3][5] In September 2011 the Cherry Hinton Community Junior School was named after Bewick, becoming Bewick Bridge Community Primary School.[6]


  1. ^  "Bridge, Bewick". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Bridge, Bewick (BRG786B)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ a b c Rouse Ball, W. W. (1889), A History of the Study of Mathematics at Cambridge University, p. 109 . Repr. Cambridge University Press, 2009, ISBN 978-1-108-00207-3.
  4. ^ Nietz, John Alfred (1966), The evolution of American secondary school textbooks: rhetoric & literature, algebra, geometry, natural history (zoology), botany, natural philosophy (physics), chemistry, Latin and Greek, French, German & world history as taught in American Latin grammar school academies and early high schools, C. E. Tuttle Co., p. 48 .
  5. ^ Bewick Bridge was christened on 30 March 1767.
  6. ^ We're Changing Archived 26 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Cherry Hinton Community Junior School, retrieved 2011-06-28.

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