We are delighted to let you know that our Chair of Governors Simon Peyton Jones has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).
The Royal Society was founded in 1660 by Charles II, and election to FRS is widely considered to be one of the very highest scientific honours. Simon is best known for his pioneering work on functional programming languages, and is the lead designer of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler. He also played a pivotal role in the complete reform of computer science teaching in England in 2014, through his leadership of the Computing at School grass roots organisation.
Please join us in congratulating Simon on this tremendous and well-deserved honour!