

Herbert Westren Turnbull
1885  1961
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Herbert Turnbull graduated from Cambridge and then taught at Cambridge, Liverpool and Hong Kong. After a period as a schoolteacher in England and as a Schools Inspector he went to Oxford before being appointed Regius Professor of Mathematics at St Andrews. He held this post for nearly 30 years. He was interested in Invariant Theory and in the History of Mathematics. He became President of the EMS in 1933 and 1950 and an honorary member in 1954.

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List of References (5 books/articles)
Some Quotations (2)
A Poster of Herbert Turnbull
Mathematicians born in the same country
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 Additional Material in MacTutor
 Papers in the Proceedings and Notes of the EMS
 Preface to The Great Mathematicians
 H W Turnbull's Scottish Contribution to the Calculus
 The Tercentenary of the birth of James Gregory
 Gregory's Observatory
 Gregory's Astronomical Clock
 The Upper Hall of the University Library
 Turnbull lectures on Colin Maclaurin
 Turnbull and Aitken: Canonical Matrices
 Turnbull appointed Professor
 Walter Ledermann's memoir
 Science at St Andrews by Herbert Westren Turnbull
 Obituary: The Times
 Obituary: Edinburgh Mathematical Society
 Obituary: London Mathematical Society
 Obituary: Royal Society of Edinburgh

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