- Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics
The

**Sadleirian Chair**is a Professorship inpure mathematics at theUniversity of Cambridge .It was established in

1701 byLady Mary Sadleir , who made provision in her will for lecturers inalgebra to be funded at nine colleges in the university. She died in1706 and the lectures began in1710 . In1860 thelecture ships were changed to aprofessorship .Note: Early university records and some references, e.g.,

Encyclopaedia Britannica , 15th edition, refer to the subject as "Sadlerian Chair".**Holders***1863–1895

Arthur Cayley

*1895–1910Andrew Forsyth

*1910–1931Ernest Hobson

*1931–1942 Godfrey Harold Hardy

*1945–1953Louis Mordell

*1953–1967Philip Hall

*1967–1986 John Cassels

*1986-current John Coates**References***

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