Professor June Barrow-Green has been awarded the Royal Society Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture 2021 for her work on the history of mathematics. The Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture is given for excellence in a subject relating to the history of science, philosophy of science or the social function of science.
The award reads as follows.
The Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture 2021 is awarded to Professor June Barrow-Green for her research in 19th and 20th century mathematics, notably on historical roots of modern computing, dynamical systems and the three-body problem. Her work places special emphasis on the under-representation of women in historical narratives and in contemporary mathematics. Her recent work includes decolonising of the mathematical curriculum.