Our prestigious medals and awards recognise excellence in geographical research, fieldwork, teaching and public engagement.
Our medals and awards are presented annually in recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions to geography.
The presentation of the 2017 medals and awards took place during the Society's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 5 June, at the Society in Kensington, London.
Her Majesty The Queen has approved the award of the Royal Medals as follows:
Sir Gordon Conway KCMG FRS: ‘for the enhancement and promotion of agricultural development in Asia and Africa'
Lindsey Hilsum: ‘for promoting the understanding of global conflict and inequality'
The Society's Council has made the following awards:
Professor Andrew Cliff FBA, DSc: ‘for research excellence in spatial epidemiology'
Professor David J A Evans: ‘for excellence and originality in the study of glacial landscapes and processes and empowering the next generation’
Harry Hook; ‘for original documentation of Africa through photography’
Professor Henry Wai-chung Yeung: ‘for pioneering publications in the field of globalisation’
Professor Harriet Bulkeley: ‘for contributions to the shaping of international policy on climate change’
Cuthbert Peek Award
Dr James Cheshire: ‘for advancing geographical knowledge through the use of mappable Big Data'
Gill Memorial Award
Dr Sarah Mills: ‘for outstanding early career research in cultural geography'
Ordnance Survey Awards (two awards)
Claire Power and Paul Turner: 'for excellence in geography education at the secondary level'
Taylor & Francis Award
Professor Ian Cook et al: 'for excellence in the promotion and practice of teaching and learning of geography in higher education'
Professor Kathleen Jamie: 'for outstanding creative writing at the confluence of travel, nature and culture'
Alfred Steers Dissertation Prize
Alex Henry: ‘for the undergraduate geography dissertation judged to be the best in 2016’
Dr Brendon Blue: ‘for the best article in the journal by a new researcher’
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: 'for inspiring generations of young people through challenging expeditions'
David Riviere: ‘in recognition of outstanding commitment and contribution to the Society’
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