Birmingham

At the University of Birmingham, the mathematics building is named after George Neville Watson (1886-1965), who was Mason professor here 1918-1951.

Lancelot Hogben (1895-1975 ) was Mason professor of Zoology 1941-1947 and professor of medical statistics 1947-1961.

Ernest W. Barnes (1874-1953), Bishop of Birmingham from 1924, was born in Birmingham and educated at King Edward's School. At Cambridge, where he taught mathematics from 1902, he became an analyst noted for his work on hypergeometric functions and was Littlewood's supervisor. As a churchman he was controversial because of his modernist and pacifist views. He is commemorated by a relief portrait plaque in Birmingham Cathedral.

The Birmingham (Archaeology?) Museum has a cuneiform table of squares on display in Gallery 32.

The Museum of Science and Industry has a Jacquard loom and some large mechanical music devices.

James Watt (1736-1819) is buried in St. Mary's Church, Handsworth, Birmingham, along with his partner Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) and their engineer, the gas pioneer, William Murdock (1754-1839).

Francis Galton (1822-1911) was born in Birmingham and was a student at King Edward School.


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Gazetteer Index Main MacTutor index

An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster

The original site is at THIS LINK