Professor Cyril Offord, world famous for his work in classical analysis and a pioneer in the field of probabilistic analysis, was the first Professor of Mathematics at LSE. He died in June 2000, aged 93, and you can find out a little more about his life from his obituary in the Guardian newspaper, by clicking here.
In memory of Professor Offord, the Mathematics Department has established the Cyril Offord Prize. This prize will be awarded annually for Outstanding Performance in Mathematics by a student on either the BSc in Mathematics and Economics or the BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics. The prize consists of £200 and a book chosen by the Department. The winner of the prize will be chosen by the staff of the Mathematics Department at the Examination Sub-Board Meeting in late June/early July each year, and will be informed shortly afterwards. We hope that this is a very positive way of remembering Professor Offord, and also of rewarding our students for excellence.
Past winners of the Offord Prize:
2012 - Joshua Bernstein (BSc Mathematics and Economics)
2011 - Alexander Christou, Vanessa Do, Maathumei Vijayakumaraguru (all BSc Mathematics and Economics)
2010 - Mei Lien Chew (BSc Mathematics and Economics)
2009 - Stephen Almond (BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics)
2008 - Sakhee Joisher and Neelan Santhirarajah (both BSc Mathematics and Economics)
2007 - William Bryce (BSc Mathematics and Economics)
2006 - Sayeed Zaman (BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics)
2005 - Shahin Namati-Nasab (BSc Mathematics and Economics)
2004 - Peter Chapman and Pavitra Kumar (both BSc Mathematics and Economics)
2003 - Kanishk Sarin (BSc Mathematics and Economics)
2002 - Li Shan Shi (BSc Mathematics and Economics)
2001 - Kevin Sheedy (BSc Mathematics and Economics)
If you would like any further details regarding this prize, please contact David Scott in the Mathematics Department.