Mayhew Prize Winners

Tyson Medal Winners


Published in "The Times", Wednesday 10th October 1923:
"New Mathematical Prize at Cambridge"
"Cambridge, Oct 9. Dr Mollison, Master of Clare College, has offered to give £500 to found a prize, to be called the Mayhew Prize, to be awarded by the examiners in Part II of the Mathematical Tripos to the candidate who, in their opinion, is of the greatest merit, preference being given caeteris paribus to a candidate whose main subjects are branches of applied mathematics. The Council of the Senate recommend that the offer be accepted and that the Special Board be asked to frame regulations for the award of the prize."

Published in "The Times", Monday 15th October 1923:
"Cambridge. At a Congregation held on Saturday, the Vice-Chancellor (Dr Pearce) presiding, the offer from Dr Mollison, Master of Clare College, to give £500 to found a prize to be called `The Mayhew Prize' was gratefully accepted."


Year     Winner(s)             College           Notes
1924               
1925     S. Goldstein          St John's         Prof. Sydney Goldstein FRS
1926     J.A. Gaunt            Trinity           John Arthur Gaunt
       & A.H. Wilson           Emmanuel          Sir Alan Herries Wilson FRS
1927     J. Hargreaves         Clare             James Hargreaves
1928     M.J. Dean             Trinity           Sir Maurice Joseph Dean KCB KCMG
1929     K.L. Dunkley          St John's         Kenneth Lawrence Dunkley
       & E.N. Fox              Pembroke          Prof. Eustace Neville Fox
1930     J.C. Jaeger           Trinity           Prof. John Conrad Jaeger FRS
1931     G.W. Carter           St John's         Prof. Geoffrey William Carter
1932     R.A. Smith            Emmanuel          Prof. Robert Allan Smith CBE FRS FRSE
1933               
1934               
1935     N.B. Slater           Gonville & Caius  Prof. Noel Bryan Slater
1936     F. Hoyle              Emmanuel          Prof. Sir Fred Hoyle FRS
       & G.S. Rushbrooke       St John's         Prof. George Stanley Rushbrooke FRS
1937     J. Corner             Peterhouse     
       & C.H.B. Priestley      St John's         Prof. Charles Henry Brian Priestley FRS
1938     F. Booth              Clare     
1939     J.G. Gunn             St John's         Prof. Sir John Currie Gunn CBE FRSE
       & A. Nisbet             Trinity     
1940     (not awarded)
1941     K.J. Le Couteur       St John's         Prof. Kenneth James Le Couteur
       & T. Paterson           St John's          
1942            
1943     (not awarded)          
1944               
1945               
1946               
1947     
1948     
1949               
1950     R.J. Tayler           Clare             Professor Roger John Tayler OBE
1951               
1952               
1953               
1954     J. Goldstone          Trinity           Prof. Jeffrey Goldstone FRS
       & S. Mandelstam         Trinity           Prof. Stanley Mandelstam FRS
1955     G.R. Screaton         Emmanuel          Dr Gordon Robert Screaton
1956     M.H. McAndrew         Trinity     
       & G.P. McCauley         Gonville & Caius  Graham P. McCauley
1957     C. Hunter             Trinity     
       & J. Nuttall            St John's     
1958     I. Hunter             Christ's     
1959     C.J. Bradley          Clare             Dr Christopher J. Bradley
       & R.W. Lardner          St John's         Prof. Robin W. Lardner
1960     J.R. Taylor           Clare             Prof. John Robert Taylor
1961     J.B. Boyling          Magdalene         Dr John B. Boyling
1962     D. Branson            Emmanuel          Dr David Branson
       & W.G. Dixon            Jesus     
1963     T.J. Pedley           Trinity           Prof. Timothy John Pedley FRS
1964     G.C. Fox              Trinity           Prof. Geoffrey Charles Fox
1965     C.J.R. Garrett        Trinity           Dr Christopher J.R. Garrett
1966     N.W. Macfadyen        St John's         Dr Neil W. Macfadyen
       & D.L. Moss             St John's         Dr David L. Moss
1967     P. Goddard            Trinity           Prof. Peter Goddard
       & A.P. Hunt             St Catharine's     
1968     D.J. Collop           Peterhouse        Dr David John Collop
       & J.R. Ellis            King's            Prof. Jonathan Richard Ellis
1969     P.V. Collins          Trinity     
1970     J.M. Huthnance        King's            Prof. John Margarson Huthnance
1971     D.M. Scott            Peterhouse        Dr David Martin Scott
       & M.A. Swinbanks        Trinity           Dr Malcolm A. Swinbanks
1972     P.D. D'Eath           King's            Dr Peter David D'Eath
1973     M.J. Bolton           Pembroke     
       & P.G. Harrison         Christ's          Prof. Peter G. Harrison
1974     W. Morton             Trinity           Dr William Morton
       & B.W. Silverman        Jesus             Prof. Bernard Walter Silverman FRS
1975     L.R. Thomlinson       King's            L. Ruth Cairnie (née Thomlinson)
       & R.R. Weber            Downing           Prof. Richard Robert Weber
1976     J.Y. Probert          Churchill     
       & L.C.G. Rogers         St John's         Prof. Leonard Chris Gordon Rogers
1977     S.J. Hathrell         Corpus Christi    Dr Simon J. Hathrell
1978     S.J. Cowley           Selwyn            Dr Stephen John Cowley
       & G.P. Moody            Trinity           Dr Glyn Patrick Moody
1979     P.R.W. Mansfield      Corpus Christi    Prof. Paul R.W. Mansfield
1980     R.J. Gerrard          Trinity           Dr Russell J. Gerrard
1981     W.T. Shaw             King's            Dr William T. Shaw
1982     R.D. Ball             St John's         Prof. Richard David Ball
       & S.G. Goodyear         Churchill     
1983     P.J. Ruback           King's            Dr Peter Julian Ruback
1984     J.R. Lister           Trinity           Prof. John Ronald Lister
1985     A.D. Gilbert          Gonville & Caius  Prof. Andrew David Gilbert
1986     A.W. Woods            St John's         Prof. Andrew William Woods
1987     O.E. Jensen           Gonville & Caius  Prof. Oliver E. Jensen
1988     P.S. Montague         Trinity           Dr Paul S. Montague
1989     N.P.E. Weeds          Trinity           Nicolas P.E. Weeds
1990               
1991               
1992              
1993               
1994               
1995     M.M. Taylor-Robinson  Trinity           Dr Marika Maxine Taylor
1996     D.J. Wischik          Trinity           Dr Damon Jude Wischik
1997               
1998               
1999     J.F. Sparks           Selwyn            Dr James Frank Sparks
2000     G.J.R. Birdsall       Queens'           Dr Gareth James Ross Birdsall
2001     S.A. Hartnoll         St John's         Dr Sean Alexander Hartnoll
       & A. Sinha              Gonville & Caius  Dr Aninda Sinha
2002     R.J. Whittaker        Pembroke          Dr Robert James Whittaker
2003     J.P. Conlon           Christ's          Dr Joseph Patrick Conlon
2004     W.A. Hall             Jesus             William A. Hall
2005     C.M. Warnick          Queens'           Dr Claude M. Warnick
2006     C.J. Cawthorn         Corpus Christi    Christopher J. Cawthorn
2007     S.C.M. Gielen         Trinity           Steffen Christian Martin Gielen
2008     A. Labatie            Wolfson           Antoine Labatie
2009     A. Crosby             Trinity           Andrew Crosby     
2010     R.L.F. Oglethorpe     Trinity           Rosie L.F. Oglethorpe

    TABLE BASED ON KNOWN WINNERS' COLLEGES
College           Wholes  Halves   Sum   Score
Trinity           15      10       25    20
St John's          3      13       16     9.5
King's             4       2        6     5
Clare              4       1        5     4.5
Gonville & Caius   3       2        5     4
Emmanuel           2       3        5     3.5
Corpus Christi     3       0        3     3
Christ's           2       1        3     2.5
Queens'            2       0        2     2
Jesus              1       2        3     2
Pembroke           1       2        3     2
Selwyn             1       1        2     1.5
Peterhouse         0       3        3     1.5
Magdalene          1       0        1     1
Wolfson            1       0        1     1
Churchill          0       2        2     1
Downing            0       1        1     0.5
St Catharine's     0       1        1     0.5
(20 years unknown)

Tyson Medal Winners

Mayhew Prize Winners


Published in "The Times", Wednesday 24th May 1893:
"The Council of the Senate report that by the will of Mr Henry Tyson, formerly manager of the Bank of Westmorland, Kendal, a sum of £300 was bequeathed to the University, the interest annually to be for a gold medal for the best proficient in mathematics and astronomy in the same way as Dr Smith's, and to bear the donor's name. The bequest was subject to the life interest of Mrs Tyson, who died in 1880, Mr Tyson dying in 1852. The legacy of £300 was paid to the University in 1880 and invested in Consols. The dividends have been added to the capital, and the fund now amounts to £410 6s. 4d., with an uninvested balance of £11. By inadvertence steps were not taken immediately after the receipt of the bequest to frame regulations for the award of the medal. The Special Board for Mathematics have now drawn up a scheme as follows:- The bequest shall be applied to the foundation and annual award of a gold medal to be called the Tyson medal. The medal to be awarded annually to that candidate for Part II of the Mathematical Tripos who shall in the judgment of the examiners acquit himself best in the subjects of Division V of Schedule IV of the regulation for the examination provided his work in these subjects be of sufficient merit, and provided further that such candidate be placed in the first class. In case in any year the medal is not awarded, the income for that year to be added to the capital of the fund. The Council recommend the adoption of the above regulations, the first award of the medal to be made in 1894."

NB: A Tyson medal for the best scholar in mathematics and astronomy had been awarded at Christ's Hospital school since 1881.


Year     Winner(s)           College           Notes
1894     (not awarded)
1895     A.Y.G. Campbell     Trinity           Major Sir Archibald Young Gipps Campbell KCIE CSI CBE
1896     E.T. Whittaker      Trinity           Prof. Sir Edmund Taylor Whittaker FRS FRSE
1897-98  (not awarded)
1899     
1900-03  (not awarded)
1904     P.E. Marrack        Trinity           Philip Edward Marrack OBE
1905     F.J.M. Stratton     Gonville & Caius  Prof. Frederick John Marrian Stratton OBE FRS
1906     
1907-08  (not awarded)
1909     
1910     (not awarded)
1911     A.H.S. Gillson      St John's         Prof. Albert Henry Stewart Gillson OBE
1912     J. Jackson          Trinity           Dr John Jackson CBE FRS
1913     H. Glauert          Trinity           Hermann Glauert FRS
1914     W.M. Smart          Trinity           Prof. William Marshall Smart FRSE FRAS
1915-18  (not awarded)
1919     W.M.H. Greaves      St John's         Prof. William Michael Herbert Greaves FRS
1920-23  (not awarded)
1924     A. Fletcher         King's            Alan Fletcher
1925-26  (not awarded)
1927     C.S. McLeod         Emmanuel          Charles Stewart McLeod
1928     J.C.P. Miller       Trinity           Dr Jeffery Charles Percy Miller
1929     (not awarded)
1930     V.V. Narlikar       Non-Collegiate    Prof. Vishnu Vasudev Narlikar
       & A.W. Taylor         Sidney Sussex     Arthur Wood Taylor
1931     W.E. Candler        Trinity
1932     J.A. Edgar          Sidney Sussex
1933     R.A. Lyttleton      Clare             Prof. Raymond Arthur Lyttleton FRS
1934     F.L. Westwater      Emmanuel          
1935     R.A.S. Martineau    Trinity Hall      Rt Rev. Robert Arnold Schürhoff Martineau
1936     G.L. Clark          Fitzwilliam
1937     D.S. Evans          King's            Prof. David Stanley Evans
1938-40  (not awarded)
1941     C. Plumpton         St John's
1942
1943     (not awarded)
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954     P.J. Message        Gonville & Caius  Dr Philip James Message FRAS
1955     (not awarded)
1956     J.H. Biltcliffe     Clare
1957-59  (not awarded)
1960     J.V. Narlikar       Fitzwilliam       Prof. Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
1961-63  (not awarded)
1964     M.V. Penston        Trinity           Prof. Michael Victor Penston
1965     (not awarded)
1966     J. Skilling         St John's
1967     S.H. Storer         Newnham
1968     D.J. Raine          Downing           Dr Derek Jeffrey Raine
1969     D.C. Heggie         Trinity           Prof. Douglas C. Heggie
1970     C.R. Prior          Churchill         Dr Christopher Rodney Prior
1971     J.E. Pringle        Emmanuel          Prof. James E. Pringle
1972     S.T.C. Siklos       Pembroke          Dr Stephen Theodore Chesmer Siklos
       & C.A. Jones          Trinity           Prof. Christopher Andrew Jones
1973     A.R. Garlick        Gonville & Caius  Dr Andrew Richard Garlick
       & R.L. Znajek         King's            Dr Roman L. Znajek
1974     P.W.M. Brighton     Trinity           Dr Philip William Murray Brighton
1975     (not awarded)
1976     C.N. Pope           Clare             Prof. Christopher Neville Pope
1977     S.M. Stumbles       Trinity           Dr Siân M. Stumbles
1978     R.S. Mackay         Trinity           Prof. Robert Sinclair Mackay FRS
1979     I.G. Moss           King's            Prof. Ian G. Moss
1980     S. Stepney          Newnham           Prof. Susan Stepney
1981     J.C. Luttrell       King's            Dr Julian Christopher Luttrell
1982     P.P. Taylor         Trinity
1983     (not awarded)
1984     M.J. Thompson       Queens'           Prof. Michael John Thompson
1985     K.H. Kuijken        Trinity           Prof. Koenraad H. Kuijken
1986     M.G. Mitchard       Trinity           Mark G. Mitchard
1987     H.F. Dowker         King's            Dr Helen F. Dowker
1988     N. Peake            Emmanuel          Prof. Nigel Peake
1989     R.J.R. Williams     Clare             Dr Robin J.R. Williams
1990
1991
1992
1993     C.S. Reynolds       Trinity           Dr Christopher Stephen Reynolds
1994     G.I. Ogilvie        Clare             Dr Gordon Ian Ogilvie
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999     S.R. Furlanetto     Churchill         Dr Steven R. Furlanetto
2000     R.D. Jones          Peterhouse        Robert D. Jones
2001
2002
2003
2004     J.T. Horwood        Corpus Christi    Joshua T. Horwood
2005     A.L.G Scordellis    Queens'           Alexander L.G. Scordellis
2006
2007     S.P. Bird           Pembroke          Simeon P. Bird
2008     B.D. Sherwin        Trinity Hall      Blake D. Sherwin
2009     
2010     C. von Keyserlingk  Selwyn            Curt von Keyserlingk

    TABLE BASED ON KNOWN WINNERS' COLLEGES
College           Wholes  Halves   Sum   Score
Trinity           17      1        18    17.5
King's             5      1         6     5.5
Clare              5      0         5     5
Emmanuel           4      0         4     4
St John's          4      0         4     4
Gonville & Caius   2      1         3     2.5
Churchill          2      0         2     2
Fitzwilliam        2      0         2     2
Newnham            2      0         2     2
Queens'            2      0         2     2
Trinity Hall       2      0         2     2
Pembroke           1      1         2     1.5
Sidney Sussex      1      1         2     1.5
Corpus Christi     1      0         1     1
Downing            1      0         1     1
Peterhouse         1      0         1     1
Selwyn             1      0         1     1
Non-Collegiate     0      1         1     0.5
(26 years unknown)