The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture is awarded annually to the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary. Normally, preference will be given to a practising scientist or engineer, but other individuals whose primary expertise is in writing, broadcasting or other relevant forms of communication may also be considered. The award is named after Michael Faraday FRS, the influential inventor and electrical pioneer who was prominent in the public communication of science and founded the Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution. The lectureship is accompanied by a medal of silver gilt and a gift of £2,500
Professor Danielle George was awarded the 2018 Michael Faraday Prize for her public outreach, promotion of her discipline, and leadership of national programmes inspiring young people to express their creativity while innovating in science and engineering.
Professor Mark Miodownik was awarded the 2017 Michael Faraday Prize and gave his lecture on Can materials science save us (from ourselves)?.
Dr Nick Lane was awarded the 2016 Michael Faraday Prize and gave the lecture Why is life the way it is?
See full list of all past winners of the Michael Faraday Prize.