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In memory of Christopher Bradley

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[p]Christopher Bradley died on 11 July 2013. Thank you for considering making a donation in his memory.[/p][p][b]Many thanks to everyone who very kindly came to Christopher's memorial service on Thursday 25th July. The family were delighted that so many of Christopher's friends and colleagues were able to come. As a side note, the service donations amounted to £520, on top of the online donations here so a huge thank you for that.[/b][/p][p][b]A short biography:[/b] Christopher gained entry to Clare College, Cambridge to study Mathematics at the age of 16 but deferred and studied there from 1956 to 1959 when he won the Mayhew prize for his performance in Part III. During his time at Clare, he was a member of the Congregational Society, the Archimedes Society, the Arnold society and the University Union.[/p][p]In 1960, he moved to Oxford to study for his DPhil and in 1963 was made a Fellow of Jesus College and a University Lecturer. His research was mainly about the crystallographic Space Groups and Shubnikov Magnetic Groups. His major work in this time was a book entitled "The Mathematical Theory of Symmetry in Solids" which is still the major work in the field and has just been reprinted by Oxford University Press in their Classic Texts in Physics series.[/p][p]Eventually deciding that he preferred teaching to research, in 1977, Christopher decided to become a schoolteacher and moved to Christ's Hospital and then in 1981 to Clifton College, Bristol where he taught mathematics for many enjoyable years. He eventually became Deputy Head (Curriculum) at Clifton and also became heavily involved with the British Olympiad team, being, for a few years, Deputy leader of the British IMO team.[/p][p]In retirement, he continued to enjoy doing research and tutoring bright students. His research moved towards Number Theory and also (mainly) Euclidean Geometry and he published several books and numerous papers in both fields.[/p][p][b]Donations[/b] made on this site will be quickly processed and passed to our chosen charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. [/p][p]Alternatively, we are happy to forward any donations received at the service; cheques can be made out to "Diabetes UK" or "UKMT Leeds" at your discression.[/p][p]The choice of [b]UKMT[/b] reflects Christopher's love of teaching and mentoring mathematical talent. UKMT is the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust. In the mathematics community Christopher is well-known for his books written for UKMT, his role as deputy leader of the UK IMO team some time ago, and for the large number of problems which he created to support the British Mathematical Olympiad and international mathematics competitions. [/p][p]In addition, we have chosen [b]Diabetes UK[/b] in view of Christopher's long battle with the disease. Diabetes is a common life-long condition. There are roughly 3 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and it can have severe, sudden and life-threatening symptoms.[/p][p]The family really appreciates your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

25 Jul 2013


Aug 29, 2013



Aug 2, 2013

Andrew Cates

The great thing about CJB as a teacher (and I left his tutelage 30 years ago) was his ability to solve every school maths problem perfectly without any hesitation: it showed you as a pupil it was all easy and taught you to aspire to the same level

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2013


In memory of Christopher

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 28, 2013


A memorable tutor, he will be missed.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 28, 2013


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 27, 2013


Thank you to everyone who came to the service - it brought back lots of good memories.

£105.00 plus £26.25 Gift Aid

Jul 26, 2013

David E Hughes

Christopher was my tutor and then supervisor at Jesus College and continued to advise me on my reseach after I had left. An accomplished mathematician and a skilled teacher.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 25, 2013


His tutorials provided me with both support and encouragement (and in summer sherry whilst we watched together the last few overs of the day on TV!)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 24, 2013


Fond memories of Jesus College

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 24, 2013


Chris will be sorely missed after over fifty years of friendship to our family.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Simon Marsh

Simon Marsh