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The Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture 2022 given by Professor Yvonne Rogers FRS.

Digital technologies have much potential for helping us think: enhancing how we perceive, attend to, notice, analyse and remember events, people, data and other information. But how do we make it happen - especially against the backdrop of AI which aims to do the thinking for us? Professor Rogers’ research is concerned with designing innovative interfaces that can extend how we think when we learn, work and play. Her approach is to make interfaces interactive and empowering; steering, scaffolding and challenging people to think differently and creatively. In Professor Rogers’ lecture, she will describe how we can open up people’s minds more through designing technology with them in mind.

Attending the event

  • The event is free to join
  • Registration is recommended to attend in person otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed
  • Live subtitles will be available in person and online.

Attending in person 

  • This lecture can be attended in person at the Royal Society
  • Doors will open to the public at 6pm
  • Registration is recommended if attending in person, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed
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Attending live online

  • The lecture will also be livestreamed here and on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • You can take part in the live Q&A which will be available on this page
  • This event will be recorded (including the live Q&A) and the recording will be available on YouTube soon after the event.

    The award

    The Royal Society Milner Award and Lecture, supported by Microsoft Research, is the premier European award for outstanding achievement in computer science. It is awarded to candidates at the peak of their career who have made a substantial contribution to computer science in Europe, with the strategic aim of supporting European researchers and institutes. The recipient is a European researcher or researcher who has been resident in Europe for 12 months or more, and is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Milner Award Committee. The Committee is made up of Fellows of the Royal Society, Members of the Académie des sciences (France) and Members of Leopoldina (Germany). The award is named in honour of Professor Robin Milner FRS (1934-2010), a pioneer in computer science. The medal is of bronze, is awarded annually and is accompanied by a gift of £5,000. 

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