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25 July 2007
Dr Tom Hynes receiving his prize from Professor
Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of the University
Photographer Mike Cameron
Dr Tom Hynes, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering, is one of eleven University of Cambridge lecturers who have been recognised for their excellence in teaching, at an awards ceremony for the 2007 Pilkington Prizes. All of the lecturers have made outstanding contributions to the development of teaching in their departments and faculties. The benefits of their work have reached not only students at the University of Cambridge, but also other students and professionals world-wide.
Dr Tom Hynes has been for many years one of the most dependable, flexible and successful lecturers in the department. In a typical year, he may be found demonstrating computing to first-year undergraduates, lecturing part 1B students in thermo-fluids and mathematics, and lecturing in specialist modules on turbo-machinery.
All of Dr Hynes's courses are noted for their clarity. His success in conveying Mathematics to students has been a particular cause for congratulations. Dr Hynes is an attentive teacher who takes great care not to make assumptions about his students' needs.
The Pilkington Prizes were set up by the late Sir Alastair Pilkington, former Chairman of the Cambridge Foundation. The prizes are supported by Cambridge University Press, and are awarded annually by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alison Richard.
Professor Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, said, “These rewards have gone to outstanding lecturers and professors and reflect the breadth and depth of this University's commitment to outstanding and innovative teaching.”
Andrew Gilfillan, Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa, at Cambridge University Press, said, “We are delighted to support the annual Pilkington Teaching Prizes award ceremony. Today's prizewinners have been selected by their own students and peers; we know of no better testimonial to their talents and we congratulate them on the recognition they have received.”
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