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The Invisible Virtuoso: Bengt Skytte and the Royal Society*

Jane Finucane

in History of Universities: Volume XXVI/1

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199652068
eISBN:
9780191804694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199652068.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Bengt Skytte's draft and propositions that would establish a ‘College of the Wise’ in England. In 1660, when he was staying in London, Skytte, a Swedish scholar and noble, sent ... More


The first professors

Allan Chapman

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The first part of this chapter describes the foundation of the Savilian Chairs of Geometry and Astronomy and the Sedleian Chair of Natural Philosophy, and describes some early holders of these ... More


The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616–1703): Volume II (1660 – September 1668)

Philip Beeley and Christoph Scriba

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198566014
eISBN:
9780191713996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566014.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This is the second book of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of one of the leading figures in the scientific revolution of the 17th century, the Oxford mathematician and theologian ... More


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