Homerton Fellow, Dr Anthony Ashton, receives Pilkington Prize Award

Dr Anthony Ashton

Dr Anthony Ashton, Fellow, Lecturer and Director of Studies in Mathematics at the College, has been awarded a Pilkington Prize in recognition of his outstanding services to teaching at the University of Cambridge.

The Pilkington Prize awards are organised by The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, with the aim of supporting excellence and innovation in education across the University. 13 academics were awarded prizes this year, from the fields of Mathematics, Classics and Zoology amongst a variety of other subject areas. Whilst the prizes reveal the diversity of teaching here at Cambridge, each academic awarded has in common their dedication to students and to innovation in the classroom. Dr Anthony Ashton is no exception and has made an outstanding contribution to both Homerton College and the University.

I’m delighted to have been awarded one of this year’s Pilkington Prizes. Teaching has played a huge part in my academic career – not only is it a rewarding experience in itself, it also offers a necessary release from the pressures of research. I still have a tremendous enthusiasm for mathematics and lecturing offers the perfect opportunity for me to share that enthusiasm with a captive audience. Having received this award, it’s great to know that I’m not the only one in the lecture hall having fun!

-          Dr Anthony Ashton

The Pilkington Prize awards were inaugurated in 1994 and endowed by Sir Alastair Pilkington - a graduate of Trinity College, engineer, businessman and the first Chairman of the Cambridge Foundation - who believed the future success of Cambridge was reliant on passionate and dedicated teaching.

For more information about Dr Anthony Ashton and the award, please visit his prize winner profile.