Henry Briggs’ 400 years of geometry at Gresham College

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Presenter: Robin Wilson

Published: December 2010

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: Briggs

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Gresham College


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Henry Briggs was the first Gresham Professor of Geometry. In this lecture he describes the College’s early days, and surveys the history of the Geometry Chair over the succeeding 400 years.

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