Margaret Cox has been a leading figure in the field of ICT in Education, both in the UK and internationally, for many years. She supported those involved in Teacher Education from the start, and has always been a good critical friend of ITTE. In recent years, she was more directly involved in initial teacher education for ICT/Computing as a subject, and contributed to ITTE’s work in that field. Margaret’s contributions to conferences, the newsletter and other initiatives have been numerous and valuable. She has always emphasised the key role of research concerning ICT in learning and the need for teacher educators to use, build on, and undertake research. Margaret has been keen to nurture the younger members of the ITTE community and help them to develop their research. In these respects, her contributions to the regular ITTE research seminars in Cambridge have been particularly significant. Margaret was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to education, and ITTE is privileged to have received so much personal support from her over many years.
Neil has been a valuable member of the ITE community and ITTE in particular. He has been an ITTE committee member, a member of the team that created the ICT Tutors web-site and a regular attendee and presenter at ITTE conferences. He has contributed to the induction sessions for new ICT tutors at ITTE conferences and has, for many years, acted as the unofficial conference photographer, recording both formal and informal moments. He has acted as a mentor for new ICT tutors and has always been an encouraging and friendly colleague. He has been a regular contributor to the ITTE Newsletter with a very useful and much valued section on web-links and new resources, as well as book reviews.