New for 2019, the Royal Society David Attenborough Award and Lecture will be awarded annually to an individual for outstanding public engagement with science. The award, open to everyone, will recognise high quality public engagement activities and complement the Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture.
The award is named after the United Kingdom’s best-loved naturalist and broadcaster, and honorary Fellow of the Royal Society, Sir David Attenborough.
The medal is of silver gilt, is awarded annually and is accompanied by a gift of £2,500.
The eligibility criteria (PDF) of the David Attenborough Award and Lecture should be read before submitting a nomination.
One of the Royal Society’s strategic priorities is to demonstrate the importance of science to everyone. Our wish is to engage with all to make scientific knowledge and the scientific approach part of the fabric of society. This includes listening to the views of the public, involving the public in our work and inspiring the public to explore new discoveries, the rich history of science and the scientists that shape our world.