We are delighted to announce that the prestigious Pilkington Prize for teaching excellence has been awarded to Professor Beverley Glover: Professor of Plant Systematics and Evolution and Queens' Fellow.
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 the Pilkington Teaching Prize ensures that their contribution and example is widely recognized, both within the University and externally.
Professor Glover's reasearch focuses on the development of floral features which enhance pollination success and is also Director of the University Botanic Garden.