This prize lecture was given on a subject relating to the philosophy of science.
The Medawar Lecture is now incorporated into the annual Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture. Previously the Medawar Lecture was given triennially on the subject of the philosophy of science or some other field of Peter Medawar’s interest. The Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture was formed in 2006.
The lectureship was established following an anonymous bequest in honour of Peter Medawar FRS. The first lecture was given in 1986.