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Medal and Award Winners List

This page is a list of past winners of the following Medals and Award:

Lapworth Medal | President’s MedalHodson AwardMary Anning AwardAnnual Meeting President’s PrizeAnnual Meeting Council Poster Prize | Best Paper Prize - Palaeontology | Best Paper Prize - Papers in Palaeontology | Golden Trilobite Award


Lapworth Medal

  • 2000 - Prof. Harry B. Whittington FRS
  • 2002 - Sir Alwyn Williams FRS
  • 2004 - Prof. James Valentine
  • 2005 - Prof. William G. Chaloner FRS
  • 2006 - Prof. A. (Dolf) Seilacher
  • 2007 - Prof. Anthony Hallam
  • 2008 - Prof. Charles H. Holland
  • 2009 - Prof. Bruce N. Runnegar
  • 2010 - Dr L. R. M. (Robin) Cocks OBE
  • 2011 - Prof. Richard J. Aldridge
  • 2012 - Prof. Euan N.K. Clarkson
  • 2013 - Prof. Dianne Edwards FRS
  • 2014 - Prof. Richard A. Fortey FRS
  • 2015 - Prof. Jennifer Clack FRS
  • 2016 - Dr Adrian W.A. Rushton

President’s Medal

  • 2008 - Dr Paul Upchurch
  • 2009 - Dr Kevin Peterson
  • 2010 - Dr Nicholas Butterfield
  • 2011 - Dr Gregory Edgecombe
  • 2012 - Dr Harry Dowsett
  • 2013 - Prof. Charles H. Wellman
  • 2014 - Prof. Philip C.J. Donoghue
  • 2015 - Prof. Graham Budd
  • 2016 - Prof. Paul M. Barrett

Hodson Award

  • 2001 - Dr Ivan J. Sansom & Dr Patrick J. Orr
  • 2002 - Dr Matthew Wills & Dr Graham Budd
  • 2003 - Dr Charlotte Jeffery
  • 2004 - Dr Heather Wilson
  • 2005 - Dr Philip C.J. Donoghue
  • 2006 - Dr Paul Barrett & Dr Guy Harrington
  • 2007 - Dr Shanan Peters
  • 2008 - Dr Bridget Wade
  • 2009 - Dr Emily Rayfield
  • 2010 - Dr Thijs Vandenbroucke
  • 2011 - Dr Richard Butler
  • 2012 - Dr Jakob Vinther
  • 2013 - Dr Matthew Friedman
  • 2014 - Dr Maria E. McNamara
  • 2015 - Dr Roger Benson
  • 2016 - Dr Susannah C.R. Maidment & Dr Robert S. Sansom

Mary Anning Award*

[*prior to 1999 this was known as the “Award to Amateur Palaeontologists” or the “Amateur Palaeontologist Award”]

  • 1990 - Alan Dawn
  • 1991 - Mr R. Williams
  • 1992 - Felix Whitham
  • 1993 - Steve Etches
  • 1994 - Bob Chandler
  • 1995 - Ced Connolly
  • 1996 - Carl Horrocks
  • 1997 - William Fone & John Tilsley
  • 1999 - Mr R. Davidson
  • 2000 - Mr R. Forrest
  • 2001 - Joseph S.H. Collins
  • 2002 - Frederick Hotchkiss
  • 2003 - Michael J. Newman
  • 2004 - Phil Bennett & Bjørn Funke
  • 2005 - Steve Etches & Andrew Yule
  • 2006 - Robert Chandler
  • 2007 - Jompa Ahlgren
  • 2008 - David J. Ward
  • 2009 - Magne Hoyberget
  • 2010 - Daniel Vizcaïno
  • 2011 - David Brockhurst & Dr Christopher Duffin
  • 2012 - Alice Rasmussen
  • 2013 - Dr Hans Hess
  • 2014 - Dr Christoph Bartels
  • 2015 - Lutz Koch
  • 2016 - Dugald Ross

Annual Meeting President’s Prize*

[*prior to 2013 this was known as the “President’s Award”]

  • 1977 - Derek E.G. Briggs (University of Cambridge)
  • 1978 - Alan T. Thomas
  • 1979 - J. Alistair Crame and Andrew C. Scott
  • 1980 - Andrew B. Smith
  • 1981 - Jane E. Francis (University of Southampton)
  • 1982 - Timothy Jefferson (British Antarctic Survey)
  • 1983 - Dr Peter Crane (Field Museum, Chicago) & Anton Kearsley
  • 1984 - Michael J. Benton
  • 1985 - Rachel Wood
  • 1986 - Peter A. Allison (University of Bristol)
  • 1987 - Andy King
  • 1988 - Sue Rigby (University of Cambridge)
  • 1989 - Dr Michael I. Coates (University of Cambridge)
  • 1990 - Liz Harper
  • 1991 - Dr David Loydell (University of Wales, Aberystywth)
  • 1992 - Clare Wilson
  • 1993 - Dr Nigel C. Hughes
  • 1994 - Sarah Gabbott
  • 1995 - Phil Wilby (University of Bristol)
  • 1996 - Philip C.J. Donoghue (University of Leicester)
  • 1997 - Ms. J. Dean (University of Cambridge & Natural History Museum, London)
  • 1998 - Kim Freedman (University of Leicester) & Michael Gudo (Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg)
  • 1999 - Dr Mark D. Sutton
  • 2000 - Joanna Snell (University of Birmingham)
  • 2001 - Karen Henriksen (University of Copenhagen)
  • 2002 - Jodie Howe (Univ. of Leeds) & Liam Herringshaw (Univ. of Birmingham)
  • 2003 - Maria E. McNamara (University College Dublin)
  • 2004 - Claire M. Belcher (Royal Holloway, London)
  • 2005 - Maria E. McNamara (University College Dublin)
  • 2006 - Vincent Williams (Univ. of Leicester) & Benjamin Fletcher (Univ. of Sheffield)
  • 2007 - Laura Porro (University of Cambridge)
  • 2008 - Robert Sansom (University of Leicester)
  • 2009 - Russell Garwood (Imperial College, London)
  • 2010 - Abigail Clifton (University of Leeds)
  • 2011 - Alexander Liu (University of Cambridge)
  • 2012 - Nicholas Longrich (Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale)
  • 2013 - John Clarke (University of Oxford)
  • 2014 - David Button (University of Bristol & Natural History Museum, London)
  • 2015 - Jack W. Oyston (University of Bath)
  • 2016 - Joseph N. Keating (University of Bristol)

Annual Meeting Council Poster Prize

  • 1997 - A. O’Dea (University of Bristol)
  • 1998 - Peta Hayes (University of Leeds)
  • 1999 - Ms A. Lane (University of Bristol)
  • 2000 - Jodie Howe (University of Leeds)
  • 2001 - Lauren Tucker (Univ. of Birmingham) & Sarah Stewart (Univ. of Glasgow)
  • 2002 - Nicole Fraser (University of Southern California) & Marc Jones (University College London)
  • 2003 - Jenifer England (Univ. of Glasgow) & James R. Wheeley (Cardiff University)
  • 2004 - Jessica Pollitt (University of Bath) & Lucy Muir (The Natural History Museum)
  • 2005 - Richard Callow (University of Oxford)
  • 2006 - Xiaoya Ma (Yunnan and Leicester)
  • 2007 - Martin Smith (University of Cambridge)
  • 2008 - Heather Birch (Cardiff University)
  • 2009 - Nicholas Crumpton (Univ. of Bristol) & Laurent Darras (Univ. of Leicester)
  • 2010 - Tom Harvey (University of Cambridge)
  • 2011 - Samantha Giles (University of Bristol)
  • 2012 - Emma Locatelli (Yale University)
  • 2013 - David Button (University of Bristol)
  • 2014 - Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill (University of Cambridge) and Edine Pape (University of Leeds)
  • 2015 - Christopher Nedza (University of Leicester)
  • 2016 - Joseph Moysiuk (University of Toronto)

Best Paper Prize - Palaeontology

  • 2015 - Steven M. Holland & Mark E. Patzkowskyn for "The Stratigraphy of Mass Extinction"
  • 2016 - A. Zacaï, A. Brayard, J.-L. Dommergues, C. Meister, G. Escarguel, R. Laffont, B. Vrielynck, E. Fara for "Gauging scale effects and biogeographic signals in similarity distance decay analyses: an Early Jurassic ammonite case study"

Best Paper Prize - Papers in Palaeontology

  • 2015 - Leonid E. Popov, Lars E. Holmer, Nigel C. Hughes, Mansoureh Ghobodi Pour & Paul M. Myrow for "Himalayan Cambrian Brachiopods".
  • 2016 - E. Świerczewska-Gładysz for "Early Campanian (Late Cretaceous) Pleromidae and Isoraphiniidae (lithistid Demospongiae) from the Łódź-Miechów Synclinorium (central and southern Poland): new data and taxonomic revision"

Golden Trilobite Award:

  • 2004 - Institutional Award: The Echinoid Directory (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/echinoid-directory/). The echinoid directory is ostensibly a taxonomic resource for the scientific community in which the genera and higher taxa of echinoid can be simply and rapidly identified. There are currently over 350 pages of detailed information about echinoid taxa, including colour images of the highest quality. The site also provides an introduction to the anatomy, biology, ecology, ontogeny and phylogeny of echinoids, as well as a key to aid identification. The site has been designed and created by Andrew Smith of the Department of Palaeontology, Natural History Museum, London. 
  • 2005  - Amateur Award: Fossils of the Gault Clay and Folkestone Beds of Kent, UK (http://www.gaultammonite.co.uk/). This site is dedicated to the fossils of the Lower Cretaceous Albian (Gault Clay and Folkestone Beds) in the county of Kent, south-east England, providing a pictorial identification to the fauna. The colour photographic images are of the highest quality. The site is based on the work and collections (much of which has subsequently been donated to the Natural History Museum, London) of the late Jim Craig and is maintained by Fred Clouter.
  • 2005 - trilobites.info (http://www.trilobites.info/) is one of a new breed of websites that is designed as an information service, in this case devoted to understanding trilobites. The site is eyecatching, well presented, and most importantly for the global community, contains a wealth of accurate and well-synthesysed information. The site is the work of Sam Gon III.
  • 2006 - A Collection of Eocene and Oligocene Fossils (http://www.dmap.co.uk/fossils/). This impressive palaeontology website is run by Alan Morton and is dedicated to the Eocene and Oligocene fossils from southern Britain. The level of information presented in the website is excellent, and in particular the professional standard of the photographic illustrations make the site stand out from other websites. This site is a pleasure to visit and provides good palaeontological information for those visiting the the geological units covered.
  • 2009 - 'Elasmo.com' (http://www.elasmo.com/). This information-rich site provides a wealth of carefully collated information related to fossil and living sharks, including searchable databases, fully references articles, and large number of images. It provides an excellent resource for anyone interested in shark fossils, morphology or evolution.
  • 2010 - 'Recent and Fossil Bryozoa' (http://www.bryozoa.net/).This site provides a vast collection of Bryozoan related data and resources, and hosts the web-pages of the International Bryozoology Association to boot.
  • 2011 - Four awards:
  • 2013 - The Plesiosaur Directory (http://www.plesiosauria.com/).
  • 2014 - Nannotax (http://ina.tmsoc.org/Nannotax3/index.html). More information...
  • 2016 - PhyloPic (http://phylopic.org). This site provides free silhouette images of animals, plants, and other life forms, available for reuse under Public Domain or Creative Commons licenses.
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