Raymond Flood

Emeritus Fellow

BSc Belfast, MA MSc Oxford, PhD Dublin


Elected 1990; Secretary to Governing Body 1990-92; Vice-President 1993-94; Tutor for Admissions 1994-96; Senior Tutor 1998-2002; Dean 2003-04; Senior Tutor Trinity 2005-08; Vice-President 2008-2010 University Lecturer in Computing Studies and Mathematics, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education 1985-2008

Raymond Flood was a Founding Fellow of Kellogg, then named Rewley House, in 1990, and has held various positions in the College. He also served as a Curator of the University Libraries, as a member of the Committee for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology as well as on other committees.  He has been President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics and Research Associate in the School of Theoretical Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.  He has spent most of his academic life promoting mathematics and computing to adult audiences, mainly through his position as University Lecturer at Oxford University, in the Continuing Education Department and at Kellogg College. In parallel he has worked extensively on the history of mathematics, producing many books and writing diverse educational material. Two of the most recent books with which he has been involved are The Great Mathematicians(Arcturus, 2011), which celebrates the achievements of the great mathematicians in their historical context and Mathematics in Victorian Britain (Oxford University Press, 2011), which assembles in a single source research on the history of mathematicians in Victorian Britain that would otherwise be out of reach of the general reader.

He has been appointed Professor of Geometry at Gresham College from August 2012 for a period of three years. The Gresham Professorship of Geometry was founded in 1597 to provide free public lectures in mathematics, predating the mathematical chairs at Oxford (1619) and Cambridge (1663). Gresham College is London’s oldest Higher Education Institution. In due course titles and times of his series of public lectures for 2012 –13 will appear at http://www.gresham.ac.uk/ and he would be delighted if any members of Kellogg were able to come to any of them.