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Awards

Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture

John Wilkins FRS, John Desmond Bernal FRS and Peter Medawar FRS

The award

The Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture is given for excellence in a subject relating to the history of science, philosophy of science or the social function of science. The Wilkins, Bernal and Medawar lectures were originally delivered as three separate lectures, each given triennially. Since 2007, they have been combined under the one title of the Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture, and have been given annually. The medal is of silver gilt, and is accompanied by a gift of £2,000.

Nominations

The call for nominations is now closed. The next round of nominations will open in November 2018.

Past winners

Professor Michela Massimi was awarded the 2017 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and will present her lecture in May 2018.

Professor Jon Agar, Professor of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, gave the 2016 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture with the talk 'The curious history of curiosity-driven research'


See full list of all past winners of the Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture.