Professor John Robb awarded Pilkington Prize

17 April 2020

Congratulations to Professor John Robb, Fellow of Peterhouse and Professor of Archaeology, on the news that he has been named as a 2020 Pilkington Prize recipient by Cambridge University.  The Pilkington Prizes are awarded annually to members of staff in recognition of their contributions to teaching excellence. The awards were initiated by Sir Alastair Pilkington who believed that the quality of teaching was crucial to the University’s success.

Professor Robb has also recently been singled out for his research excellence as well as his teaching. He is one of four Cambridge researchers who recently won Advanced European Research Council (ERC) Grants, which support excellent research in all fields.

His ERC grant is to develop the ANCESTORS project on the politics of death in prehistoric Europe. The project takes the methods developed in the ‘After the Plague’ project and the taphonomy methods developed in the Scaloria Cave project and applies them to a major theoretical problem in European prehistory - the nature of community and the rise of inequality.