The Singer Prize is awarded by the British Society for the History of Science every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine. The Prize is intended for younger scholars or recent entrants into the profession.

Typically the standard of submissions is very high, and the 2014 Prize competition was no exception.

The Prize panel is the more delighted to announce that the 2014 Singer Prize will be awarded jointly to Jenny Bulstrode (Cambridge) for “The Industrial Archaeology of Deep Time” and Dr Sarah Swenson (Oxford) for “’Morals can not be drawn from facts but guidance may be’: The early life of W.D. Hamilton’s theory of inclusive fitness.”

Michael Barany (Princeton) was given a Special Commendation for “Integration by Parts: Wordplay, Metaphor, and the Creation of an Intercontinental Mathematical Theory in the Early Cold War.”