Hilary Priestley

Hilary Ann Priestley is a British mathematician. She is a professor at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford, where she has been Tutor in Mathematics since 1972.[2]

Hilary Ann Priestley
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Scientific career
FieldsLattice theory, universal algebra, mathematical logic
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford
ThesisTopics in Ordered Topological Spaces, Including a Representation Theory for Distributive Lattices[1] (1970)
Doctoral advisorDavid Edwards[1]

Hilary Priestley introduced ordered separable topological spaces; such topological spaces are now usually called Priestley spaces in her honour.[3] The term "Priestley duality" is also used for her application of these spaces in the representation theory of distributive lattices.[4]


  • Priestley, Hilary A. (2003). Introduction to Complex Analysis (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-852562-2.
  • Davey, Brian A.; Priestley, Hilary A. (2002). Introduction to Lattices and Order (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521784511.[5]
  • Priestley, Hilary A. (1997). Introduction to Integration. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-850123-7.


  1. ^ a b Hilary Priestley at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  2. ^ Gardam, Tim (11 July 2006). "Titles of Distinction awarded to eight Fellows". Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  3. ^ Stralka, Albert (December 1980). "A partially ordered space which is not a priestley space". Semigroup Forum. Springer. 20 (1): 293–297. doi:10.1007/BF02572690. S2CID 123310469.
  4. ^ Cignoli, R.; Lafalce, S.; Petrovich, A. (September 1991). "Remarks on Priestley duality for distributive lattices". Order. Springer. 8 (3): 299–315. doi:10.1007/BF00383451. S2CID 122146613.
  5. ^ Reviews of Introduction to Lattices and Order: T. S. Blyth, MR1058437, MR1902334; Jonathan Cohen, ACM SIGACT News, doi:10.1145/1233481.1233488; Amy Davidow, Amer. Math. Monthly, JSTOR 2323967; Josef Niederle, Zbl 0701.06001; Václav Slavík, Zbl 1002.06001

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