Lacock, Wiltshire

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles


Lacock Abbey, 10 miles east of Bath, was the home of William Henry Fox Talbot(1800-1877). The inventor of the photographic negative in 1834, he was also a serious mathematician, having been 12th Wrangler in 1821. He received a Royal Medal of the Royal Society for his researches in integral calculus, and was the first to decipher cuneiform from Ninevah. Lacock Abbey is now a Fox Talbot Museum and some of his mathematical work is on exhibit.
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The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles was created by David Singmaster.
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