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King's mathematician Professor Alice Rogers OBE to receive Royal Society medal

Posted on 20/07/2018

Professor Alice RogersProfessor Alice Rogers OBE, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and a Governor of the King's College London Mathematics School, has been awarded the prestigious Kavli Education Medal by the Royal Society. The award is given in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contribution to mathematics education.

Professor Rogers will be presented with the bronze gilt medal, and accompanying gift of £1000, during the Kavli Education Lecture, that she will deliver later in the year.

A former Head of the Department of Mathematics at King's, Professor Rogers was awarded an OBE in 2016 for services to mathematics education and higher education.

Hailing from a mathematical family - her mother studied mathematics at Cambridge and worked as a code breaker at Bletchley Park during the war - Professor Rogers is passionate about sharing the wonder of mathematics with new generations.

Speaking about the award Professor Rogers said: ‘I’m honoured to be recognised by the Royal Society for work which I have enjoyed doing, trying to convey to others the Mathematics which I love. I have been fortunate to spend much of my working life in the Department of Mathematics at King’s, with colleagues who are active in research and committed to teaching.

‘King’s has a long tradition of working with school students. It has been inspiring to work with A-level students, engaging them with advanced Mathematics through widening participation with ‘the King’s Factor' and, of course, the King’s Maths School. The school fills me with both hope and pride, ensuring that future generations from every background will have the opportunity to study mathematics at the very highest level.’

Professor Rogers is the second King’s academic to receive the Kavli medal since it was first awarded in 2010. In 2013 Margaret Brown, Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Education & Professional Studies, was recognised by the Royal Society.

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