The premier medals are awarded annually and include the Copley Medal, the world's oldest scientific medal still awarded today. The Copley Medal, first awarded in 1731, has been awarded to many notable scientists including Captain James Cook, Lord Lister and Dorothy Hodgkin. You can find out more about past winners on this series of blogs.
More information about each of the medals including recent winners and the illustrious history can be found by clicking the pictures below.
For more information about the nomination process, you can visit the call for nominations page. Nominations open on 30 November 2016.