File: Chairs of Mathematics (Goldstein, Newman, Bartlett, Lighthill)

Scope and Content

Papers concerning appointments of professors of mathematics, including: the chair of applied mathematics (1937-38), when no appointment was made; the appointment of Sydney Goldstein (1903-1989) to the chair of applied mathematics in 1945; the chair of pure mathematics in 1945 when Max Newman (1897-1984) was appointed; the appointment of Maurice Bartlett (1910-2002) as professor of mathematical statistics in 1947; and the appointment of Michael Lighthill (1924-1998) as professor of applied mathematics in 1950.

Former reference: 12

Related Material

See also VCA/7/318, the general file on the department of mathematics in this period.