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In the 17th century, Henry Lucas founded Cambridge University’s Lucasian Chair of Mathematics, one of the world’s most prestigious academic posts whose holders have included Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking.
When renowned physicist Albert Einstein escaped Nazi Germany in 1933, he spent a short time living in a hut on Roughton Heath in Norfolk before travelling on to the United States.
Maths was once a compulsory examination subject for all Bachelor of Arts students at Cambridge University.
The Cambridge Mathematical Tripos has helped produce some of Britain’s greatest scientists including James Clerk Maxwell, Lord Kelvin and Lord Rayleigh. In modern times Cambridge alumni have won four Fields Medals and one Abel Prize for mathematics.
The Village College is an institution unique to Cambridgeshire and is based on the ideal of providing education for the whole community.