James Stuart (1843–1913), Professor of Mechanism and Applied Mechanics (1875–1890)

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Stuart was the first holder of the new title of Professorship and held the Chair from 1875 to 1890. In 1884 he became Member of Parliament for the Borough of Hackney, and his many activities, including a deep commitment to further education, contributed to his reign. In his 15 years' tenure however, he had created the examination to be known for many years as the Mechanical Sciences Tripos (now the Engineering Tripos) and had established an Engineering Workshop.

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge



James Stuart (1843–1913), Professor of Mechanism and Applied Mechanics (1875–1890)


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H 87 x W 66 cm

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