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Last night we raised our glasses in toast to the Class of 2016: the biochemist, clinicians, computer scientist, engineer, geographer, historian, linguist, material scientist, philosopher, neuroscientist and social anthropologist – all of whom were being honoured by the University for their teaching.

Sir Alastair Pilkington, the founder of the Pilkington Prize, believed passionately in the importance of education and wanted excellent teaching to be supported and rewarded at the University. He recognized that high calibre teaching was crucial to Cambridge’s continuing success.

As we celebrated with this year’s Pilkington Prize winners in the beautiful, colourful surroundings of Queens’ College Old Hall, we were reminded of the centuries of teaching that have taken place in the Collegiate University, of the thousands of students who have studied in its colleges and libraries, and of the lasting impact good teachers can make.

The twelve prizes awarded last night celebrate our colleagues’ ongoing desire to improve, enhance and innovate teaching practice, and their dedication to their students. 

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