Since 1832, our prestigious medals and awards have recognised excellence in geographical research and fieldwork, teaching and public engagement.
This year our medals and awards recognise 23 different people or organisations for their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, and public engagement.
His Majesty the King has approved the award of the Royal Medals as follows:
Andrew Mitchell For his lifetime’s contribution to protect tropical rainforests and combat climate change
Professor Felix Driver For his contributions to historical geography and to the Society
The Society’s Council has made the following awards:
Professor Anson Mackay For their transformative impact on the discipline of geography
Professor Jos Barlow For his outstanding contribution to understanding and conserving the Amazonian tropical rainforests
Harriet Fraser and Rob Fraser For their discipline-crossing work, aiming to shed light on the seldom-seen and seldom-heard in the context of rural landscapes
Professor Noel Castree For substantial and highly influential published work about the relationships between contemporary societies and the physical environment
Jane Rumble OBE For outstanding commitment to shaping public policy in polar settings
Dr Lisa Wedding For contributions to advancing contemporary methods in remote sensing of the environment, with novel applications for marine management
Dr Sarah Bell For exceptional early career research with a remarkable track record of achievement
Dr Jovan Scott Lewis For exceptional early career research with a remarkable track record of achievement
Ellie Barker For excellence in geography education at secondary level
Simon Holland For excellence in geography education at secondary level
Dr Matt Finn For excellence in the practice and promotion of teaching in higher education
Alastair Humphreys For his long-standing contributions to promoting a greater understanding of our world and wider public engagement with the outdoors
Roisin Gilloch Boyle For the undergraduate geography dissertation judged to be the best in 2022
Rosie Hampton For the best article in the journal by a new researcher: ‘Towards an agenda for oral history and geography: (Re)locating emotion in family narratives of domestic abuse in 1970s East Kilbride’
Elysia Sanders For her A Level project titled ‘How have glacial and physical post-glacial processes caused variation in the landscape of the Troutbeck Valley’
Endurance22 Expedition For significant impact in inspiring and raising the understanding of geographical expedition and discovery
Professor Simon Catling In recognition of outstanding support for geography
Derry Corey In recognition of outstanding support for the Society
Ted Grey In recognition of outstanding support for geography
Alasdair Macleod In recognition of outstanding support for the Society and geography
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