The prize, established in 1994, was instituted by Sir Alastair Pilkington (1920-1995), the first Chair of the Cambridge Foundation, who believed passionately that high quality teaching was crucial to Cambridge's success. Academics are nominated each Michaelmas term by the six Councils of the Schools.
The range of academic disciplines taught by the prize winners reflects the full breadth of the University’s curricula, but the common factor in each candidate’s work has been the excellence of their teaching. The award of Pilkington Teaching Prize ensures that their contribution and example is widely recognized, both within the University and externally.
Take a look at Julia's work in the LMS Popular Lecture Series 2014,Epidemics and Viruses.