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Kavli Education Medal and Lecture

Kavli Education Medal

The Award

The Kavli Education Medal is awarded biennially to an individual who has had a significant impact on science, mathematics or computing education. The medal is accompanied by a gift of £1,000 and the winner will be required to give a prize lecture or presentation at the Royal Society or other appropriate venue. 

For 2019/20, the Royal Society Education Committee has extended the eligibility criteria to ensure that this award is open to practising teachers, school leaders, educational researchers, academics, policy makers and others who have made a significant impact on science, mathematics or computing education within the UK. 

The eligibility and selection criteria (PDF) of the Kavli Education Medal should be read before submitting a nomination. Please note that the eligibility criteria has been updated and widened for 2019.

Previous winners

The Kavli Education Medal and Lecture 2018 was awarded to Professor Alice Rogers OBE for her outstanding contributions to mathematics education.

Dr Becky Parker MBE was awarded the Kavli Education Medal 2016 for founding the Langton Star Centre for school children to perform authentic research in the sciences and her encouragement for other teachers to undertake creative and experimental research with their pupils.

Professor Sir John Holman was awarded the Kavli Education Medal in 2014 in recognition of his significant impact on science education within the UK. 

See full list of all past winners of the Kavli Education Medal.

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