Monday, 16 December 2013

Nominations are open for RSGS Medals!

The RSGS’s prestigious Medals and Awards allow us to recognise outstanding contributions to geographical exploration and learning.

We are now inviting nominations for the RSGS Medals 2014 from members. The categories are:

     Scottish Geographical Medal, the highest accolade, for conspicuous merit and a performance of world-wide repute.

     Coppock Research Medal, the highest research-specific award, for an outstanding contribution to geographical knowledge through research and publication.

     Livingstone Medal, for outstanding service of a humanitarian nature with a clear geographical dimension.

     Mungo Park Medal, for an outstanding contribution to geographical knowledge through exploration or adventure in potentially hazardous physical or social environments.

     Shackleton Medal, for leadership and citizenship in a geographical field.

     Geddes Environment Medal, for an outstanding contribution to conservation of the built or natural environment and the development of sustainability.

     Tivy Education Medal, for exemplary, outstanding and inspirational teaching, educational policy or work in formal and informal educational arenas.

     Bartholomew Globe, for excellence in the assembly, delivery or application of geographical information through cartography, GIS and related techniques.

     President’s Medal, to recognise achievement and celebrate the impact of geographers’ work on wider society.

     Newbigin Prize, for an outstanding contribution to the Society’s Journal or other publication.

The Livingstone Medal, awarded for humanitarian service.

To nominate someone for an award, please send details, including a brief explanation (up to 250 words) of why your nominee(s) should be considered, by email to, or by post to RSGS HQ in Perth. Nominations should be marked for the attention of the Chief Executive, and should arrive by the end of February 2014.