- Title Pages
- Title Pages
- Frontispiece
- Foreword to the Second Edition
- Foreword to the First Edition
- Introduction
- Eight centuries of mathematical traditions
- Part I Early Days
- Chapter 1 Medieval Oxford
- Chapter 2 Renaissance Oxford
- Chapter 3 Mathematical instruments
- Part II The 17th Century
- Chapter 4 The first professors
- Chapter 5 John Wallis
- Chapter 6 Edmond Halley
- Part III The 18th Century
- Chapter 7 Oxford’s Newtonian school
- Chapter 8 Georgian Oxford
- Chapter 9 Thomas Hornsby and the Radcliffe Observatory
- Part IV The Victorian Era
- Chapter 10 The 19th century
- Chapter 11 Henry Smith
- Chapter 12 Charles Dodgson
- Chapter 13 James Joseph Sylvester
- Part V The Modern Era
- Chapter 14 The 20th century
- Chapter 15 Some personal reminiscences
- Epilogue
- Recent developments
- Appendix: Oxford’s Mathematical Chairs
- Notes on Contributors
- Further Reading, Notes, and References
- Picture Sources and Acknowledgements
- Index of names
- Index of names

# The 20th century

# The 20th century

- Chapter:
- (p.305) Chapter 14 The 20th century
- Source:
- Oxford Figures
- Author(s):
### Margaret E. Rayner

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press

This chapter opens with a summary of the state of Oxford mathematics at the beginning of the 20th century, with Professors Esson, Elliot, and Love occupying the mathematical Chairs. A wind of change blew across the University with the appointment of the Cambridge mathematician G. H. Hardy, who held the Savilian Chair of Geometry for eleven years. The chapter concludes with a description of the major rise in mathematical activity following the Second World War.

*Keywords:*
20th-century Oxford, 20th-century mathematics, G. H. Hardy, Oxford Mathematical Institute, Invariant Society

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- Title Pages
- Title Pages
- Frontispiece
- Foreword to the Second Edition
- Foreword to the First Edition
- Introduction
- Eight centuries of mathematical traditions
- Part I Early Days
- Chapter 1 Medieval Oxford
- Chapter 2 Renaissance Oxford
- Chapter 3 Mathematical instruments
- Part II The 17th Century
- Chapter 4 The first professors
- Chapter 5 John Wallis
- Chapter 6 Edmond Halley
- Part III The 18th Century
- Chapter 7 Oxford’s Newtonian school
- Chapter 8 Georgian Oxford
- Chapter 9 Thomas Hornsby and the Radcliffe Observatory
- Part IV The Victorian Era
- Chapter 10 The 19th century
- Chapter 11 Henry Smith
- Chapter 12 Charles Dodgson
- Chapter 13 James Joseph Sylvester
- Part V The Modern Era
- Chapter 14 The 20th century
- Chapter 15 Some personal reminiscences
- Epilogue
- Recent developments
- Appendix: Oxford’s Mathematical Chairs
- Notes on Contributors
- Further Reading, Notes, and References
- Picture Sources and Acknowledgements
- Index of names
- Index of names