Medals, Awards & Prize lectures
This is a full list of the medals, awards and prizes provided by the Royal Society.
- Copley Medal
For outstanding achievements in either the physical or biological sciences.
- Royal Medal
For important discoveries in the physical, biological and applied sciences.
- Bakerian Lecture
Awarded to a scientist to give a lecture in their field of the physical sciences.
- Croonian Lecture
Awarded to a scientist to give a lecture in their field of the biological sciences.
- Buchanan Medal
For distinguished contributions to the medical sciences.
- Darwin Medal
For an important discovery in evolution, population biology, organismal biology or biological diversity.
- Davy Medal
For an important discovery in any field of chemistry.
- Gabor Medal
For interdisciplinary work between the life sciences with other disciplines.
- Hughes Medal
For original discoveries relating to the generation, storage and use of energy.
- Kavli Education Medal
For impact in the field of science and mathematics education.
- Leverhulme Medal
For significant contributions to chemistry or engineering.
- Royal Society King Charles II Medal
For foreign Heads of State or Government who have made an outstanding contribution to furthering scientific research in their country.
- Rumford Medal
For an important discovery in the field of thermal or optical properties of matter.
- Sylvester Medal
For an important discovery in mathematical research.
- Clifford Paterson Lecture
Given on a subject in the field of engineering.
- Ferrier Lecture
Given on a subject relating to the structure and function of the nervous system.
- Francis Crick Lecture
Given on a subject in the field of genetics, molecular biology or neurobiology.
- Kavli Medal and Lecture
Given on a subject relating to the environment or energy.
- Leeuwenhoek Lecture
Given on a subject in the field of microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and microscopy.
- Michael Faraday Prize
For excellence in communicating science to UK audiences
- Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture
For original contributions to medical and veterinary sciences.
- Royal Society Milner Award
For outstanding achievement in computer science.
- Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture
To support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Rutherford Memorial Lecture
An exchange lecture between university centres in the Commonwealth, with at least one in three delivered in New Zealand.
- Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture
Given on a subject relating to the history of science, the social function of science and the philosophy of science.
Past medals, awards and prize lectures
These medals, awards and prize lectures are now no longer presented.