Rutherford Memorial Lecture

Professor Eric Wolff FRS delivered the 2018 Rutherford Memorial Lecture, 'Polar change – a perspective from the ice core palaeoclimate record'.

Sir John Sulston delivered the 2013 Rutherford Memorial Lecture ‘People and the planet – how can we all live and flourish on a finite Earth?’

Martin Rees delivered the 2010 Rutherford Memorial Lecture ‘Maths, maps and the human heart’.

See full list of all past winners of the Rutherford Memorial Lecture

The award

The lecture was named in honour of Ernest Rutherford FRS (PDF), who was born in New Zealand, and was first given in 1952.

This prize lecture is an exchange lecture between university centres in the Commonwealth, with at least one in three delivered in New Zealand.