Medals, Awards & Prize lectures

This is a full list of the medals, awards and prizes provided by the Royal Society.

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Premier Awards

  • 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.

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Medals

  • 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.

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Prize lectures

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Awards

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Past medals, awards and prize lectures

These medals, awards and prize lectures are now no longer presented.