William Leonard Ferrar

1893 - 1990

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Bill Ferrar graduated from Oxford after an undergraduate career interrupted by World War I. He lectured at Bangor and Edinburgh before moving back to Oxford. He worked in college administration and eventually became Principal of Hertford College. He worked on the convergence of series.
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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Papers in the Proceedings and Notes of the EMS
  2. Ferrar: "Textbook of Convergence"

Honours awarded to Bill Ferrar
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1925


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