Since 1832, our prestigious medals and awards have recognised excellence in geographical research and fieldwork, teaching and public engagement.
Our prestigious medals and awards recognise excellence in geographical research, fieldwork, teaching and public engagement.
Our medals and awards are presented annually in recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions to geography.
The presentation of the 2018 medals and awards took place during the Society's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 4 June, at the Society in Kensington, London.
Her Majesty The Queen has approved the award of the Royal Medals as follows:
Paul Rose: ‘for scientific expeditions and enhancing public understanding'
Professor Yadvinder Malhi: ‘for world leading studies on the impact of climate change on tropical ecosystems'
The Society's Council has made the following awards:
Professor Wendy Larner: ‘for internationally leading research on globalisation and political economy'
Professor Bhaskar Vira: ‘for interdisciplinary research on economy, environment and development’
Cherry Kearton Medal and Award
Andy Goldsworthy: ‘for sculptural works that inspire reflection on changing environments’
Professor Mark Macklin: ‘for pioneering research in fluvial geomorphology and its environmental applications’
Professor Hester Parr: ‘for contributions at the interface of geographical research and policy’
Cuthbert Peek Award
Professor Keith Lilley: ‘for advancing geographical knowledge of human impact on the environment through the application on contemporary methods'
Gill Memorial Award (two awards)
Dr Hilary Geoghegan: ‘for outstanding early career research in cultural geography'
Dr Nick Malleson: 'for outstanding early career research in agent-based social geography'
Ordnance Survey Awards (two awards)
Aidan Hesslewood and Laura-Jayne Ward: 'for excellence in geography education at the secondary level'
Taylor & Francis Award
Professor Helen Walkington: 'for sustained contributions to teaching and learning in higher education'
Rory Stewart MP: 'for the popularisation of geography through the media'
Alfred Steers Dissertation Prize
Natasha Wallum: ‘for the undergraduate geography dissertation judged to be the best in 2017’
Junxi Qian: ‘for the best article in the journal by a new researcher’
Dwayne Fields: 'for inspiring young people to explore the world around them'
Peter Davies, Andrew Linnell, Paul and Mary Slawson: ‘in recognition of outstanding support for the Society and Geography’
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