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Oldham, metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 107,095), NW England, located in the Manchester metropolitan area. The city's industries include papermaking, tanning, food processing, and mail-order distribution. Oldham's town hall, art gallery, museum, and Alexandra Park are noteworthy. There is also a 17th-century grammar school and the College of Further Education. Winston Churchill was the member of Parliament for Oldham, and the composer William Walton was born there.

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Oldham, Richard Dixon (1858–1936) A British seismologist, Oldham worked for the Indian Geological Survey. In 1897 he showed that P-waves and S-waves could be distinguished from each other on seismograms, and that they travelled through the Earth's interior. In 1906 he was able to show that the Earth has a fluid core, through the existence of the S-wave shadow zone, and was able to estimate its size.

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