First Steps

  • Andrew WilesEmail author
Part of the The Abel Prize book series (AP)


I was born in a college room in Cambridge so my choice of profession was perhaps inevitable. My childhood was also spent in Cambridge except for the period from age two to six during which we lived in Nigeria. Apparently I resisted education at first, refusing to go to school for a whole term, but finally succumbed. Holidays then and later were spent on the estate and farm of a wonderful school that my maternal grandfather had created from nothing in Sussex.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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