Savilian Professors of Geometry

What was mathematics like in Victorian Oxford? The Savilian Professor of Geometry was established in 1619 by Sir Henry Savile, and has been held by many top mathematicians - including John Wallis (who introduced the $\infty$ notation), Edmond Halley (after whom Halley's comet is named), Edward Titchmarsh, and Sir Michael Atiyah. The current holder of the chair is Nigel Hitchin. Throughout the Victorian era three Savilian Professors of Geometry left their mark on Mathematics at Oxford: Baden Powel, Henry Smith, and James Sylvester. These posters tell their story. 

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