BBC Micro and ARM pioneer awarded BCS Distinguished Fellowship

Congratulations to Sophie Wilson.

4 January 2021
Computer Scientist Sophie Wilson, who helped design the BBC Micro and ARM architecture, has been awarded a Distinguished Fellowship by BCS, in recognition of her pioneering work.

She says team spirit has always been important to her: “I’ve been very lucky to have a chance to be in companies that have a non-ego driven team spirit. BBC Basic, all the Basic interpreters in BBC Acorn, ARM, and all the ADSL central office success, and beyond - it’s all been about teams.”

The BCS award is reserved for those who have profoundly changed the way society benefits from information technology. Previous recipients include Tim Berners Lee, Bill Gates, Vint Cerf, and Grace Hopper.