In 1651 he was made professor of anatomy at Oxford, and also became professor of music at Gresham College.
But he failed to obtain either of two posts - the professorships of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy and of geometry in Gresham College - for which he applied in 1854, though he was elected to the former in the following year on the death of his successful competitor.
Gresham (1832-1895), Olney succeeded him as secretary of state on the 10th of June 1895.
Gresham (2 vols., London, 1839); W.
In July 1662 he was elected professor of geometry in Gresham College, on the recommendation of Dr John Wilkins, master of Trinity College and afterwards bishop of Chester; and in May 1663 he was chosen a fellow of the Royal Society, at the first election made by the council after obtaining their charter.