## Herbert Westren Turnbull
## 1885 - 1961 | Click the picture above |

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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**Some Quotations** (2)

**Mathematicians born in the same country**

**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

Honours awarded to Herbert Turnbull(Click below for those honoured in this way) | |

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh | 1922 |

EMS President | 1926 |

Fellow of the Royal Society | 1932 |

EMS President | 1933 |

EMS President | 1950 |

Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Maths Society | 1954 |

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