The Ayrton Prize recognises outstanding web projects and digital engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine. The prize name was chosen by members of the BSHS from a shortlist to recognize the major contributions of Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) to numerous scientific fields, especially electrical engineering and mathematics, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The shortlist of six entries was compiled by members of the BSHS’s Outreach and Education Committee and reflect the broad range of submissions.
Following a vote by members of the BSHS we are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2015 Prize is Voices of Science, an innovative digital oral history of science project run by the British Library. Explore this amazing resource and our other shortlisted projects below.