# Richardson Chair of Applied Mathematics

- Richardson Chair of Applied Mathematics
The **Richardson Chair of Applied Mathematics** is an endowed professorial position in the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, England. The chair was founded by an endowment of £3,600 from one John Richardson, in 1890. The endowment was originally used to support the Richardson Lectureship in Mathematics. One holder of the Richardson Lectureship was John Edensor Littlewood (1907-1910). The position lapsed in 1918, but was resurrected as a lectureship in Pure Mathematics between 1935 and 1944. There was then a further hiatus until the establishment of the Richardson Chair of Applied Mathematics in 1998 The current holder (since 1998) is Nicholas Higham.

A complete list of Richardson Lecturers and Professors is as follows

*F. T. Swanwick 1891-1907 Lecturer in Mathematics

*J. E. Littlewood 1907-1910 Lecturer in Mathematics

*H. R. Hasse 1910-1912 Lecturer in Mathematics

*W. D. Evans 1912-1918 Lecturer in Mathematics

*W. N. Bailey 1935-1944 Lecturer in Pure Mathematics

*N. J. Higham 1998- Professor of Applied Mathematics

The School of Mathematics has three endowed chairs, the others being the Beyer Chair and the Fielden Chair of Pure Mathematics.

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