Created in honour of Alan's service to the Chemistry Department, the Alan Howe Prize is funded through the generous donations of Oxford Chemistry alumni. Prof. Tim Softley, Head of Oxford Chemistry at the establishment of the award, says "The quality of the demonstrating can make or break the practical course, and I am so glad that, through the generosity of our alumni we have been able to establish this prize to recognise where an excellent job is being done."
Best Demonstrators for 2016
The Alan Howe Prizes for 2016 were presented to Minh Tran and David Robinson by HoD Prof. Mark Brouard at the Oxford Alumni Weekend celebrations.
Best Demonstrator 2015
The Alan Howe Prize for 2015 was presented to Dr Hua Wang by HoD Prof. Mark Brouard at the Annual Chemistry Alumni Reception.
Hua says: "I knew Alan when I was in Oxford doing my DPhil and he remembered everyone's name and treated everyone with kindness. He made the teaching experience in Oxford special and personal, and I could say that because the students and staff felt the same. Great teachers and mentors make a difference for any student, and I feel very lucky to have known Alan before he retired and to have him as a role model."
In 2014, the first Alan Howe Prize was awarded to Kristina Csatayova and Rebecca Maksymowicz in recognition of their excellence and enthusiasm in the organic teaching laboratories.