Professor Alice Rogers receives OBE

Professor Alice Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, King's College, London, has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Mathematics Education and Higher Education.

Professor Rogers has given many years of service to the London Mathematical Society, and to the UK mathematics community as a whole.  Her service for the Society currently stands at 15 years, a number of which have been spent as a member of Council and four as Vice President of the Society. Professor Rogers served as a member of the LMS Women in Mathematics Committee between 2000 and 2005, the last three years as Committee Chair.  During this time she established the promotion of opportunity for women in mathematics as a central aspect of this Society’s business. She put in place a series of events and activities aimed at encouraging women academic mathematicians – many of these events still being in place today.  She has also made significant contributions to mathematics education. Since 2013, she has been the LMS Education Secretary and is very highly regarded across the mathematics community for her work in mathematics education at secondary and tertiary level, and has led the Society’s education work with distinction, making clear interventions in policy matters with government, taking forward a programme of activity aimed at enhancing teacher professional development, and establishing an undergraduate summer school. 

On hearing the news LMS President, Professor Simon Tavaré FRS, said; ‘Alice Rogers has worked with the broad mathematics community and with those at the highest level of UK government in the furtherance of mathematics school and higher education and this reward is richly deserved. The LMS is delighted that Alice's contribution has been recognised in this way’.