**William Oughtred**(1574-1660), the inventor of the slide rule, was Rector of Albury from 1608 or 1610 until his death. Here he tutored many young mathematicians of the time, including

**Wallis**,

**Ward**,

**Moore**,

**Scarburgh**and

**Wren**; and all English mathematicians for the next century, including Isaac Newton, learned algebra from his

*Clavis mathematicae*(1631).

**Seth Ward**stayed here with Oughtred after his expulsion from Cambridge during the Civil War.

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