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Pythagoras Prize 2014

Every year St John’s College proudly awards the Pythagoras Prize worth £9000 to an undergraduate student coming to study Mathematics. Now in its fourth year of existence, the Pythagoras Prize was awarded on 5 October 2014 to Indi (Kieran) Pritchard.

Indi (Kieran) came to St John's in October from Coleg Cambria in Wrexham where he took A-levels in Computing, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics, and received top grades for all four. His excellent performance in the STEP papers in Mathematics was noted, and the college said that he was the best performing mathematician in his year group. Indi (Kieran) is interested in chaos and how unpredictable behaviour can emerge from simple equations, and was drawn to the Cambridge Mathematics course due to its challenging nature and depth.

The Pythagoras Prize was presented by the Senior Tutor and Director of Studies, Dr Matthias Dörrzapf, in a ceremony on 5th October with the donors, the previous prizewinners, winners of the Sanger prize, and Indi's (Kieran’s) family in attendance.

The Pythagoras Prize is one of the great opportunities that St John’s College offers its students to receive appreciation for excellence in their studies prior to their admission.