The Bicentenary Medal

Awarded to a scientist under the age of 40 years in recognition of excellent research in the natural sciences.

Struck in silver to commemorate the 200th anniversary in 1978 of the death of Linnaeus, the Bicentenary Medal is awarded annually in recognition of work done by a scientist under the age of 40 years.

Eligibility Criteria:

BICENTENARY MEDAL NOMINATIONS FORM

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  • Nominee must be under the age of 40 years at the date of the Anniversary meeting (usually 24th May, in the year of the award)
  • Open to any scientist of any nationality, in any field of the natural sciences (e.g. taxonomy, systematics, phylogenetics, evolution, ecology)
  • For their excellent biological research, and contribution to the wider natural history community, e.g. editorial and/or committee/policy work/public engagement)
  • Nominee cannot, at the time of nomination, be a member of Council
  • Nominee does not need to be a Fellow of the Society
  • We do not accept self-nominations

Nominations should be submitted by completing the downloadable form and sending to nominations@linnean.org by 30 November.

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Recipients of the Bicentenary Medal
  • Steve Portugal (2019)
  • Edwige Moyroud (2018)
  • Claire Spottiswoode (2017)
  • Anjali Goswami (2016)
  • Vince Smith (2015)
  • Bonnie Webster (2014)
  • not awarded (2013)
  • Timothy Barraclough (2012)
  • Paul Barrett (2011)
  • Beverley Glover (2010)
  • Michael Engel (2009)
  • William Baker (2008)
  • Max Telford (2007)
  • Vincent Savolainen (2006)
  • Peter Hollingsworth (2005)
  • John Stothard (2004)
  • R T Pennington (2003)
  • Per Ahlberg (2002)
  • Mark Wilkinson (2001)
  • Mike Fay (2000)
  • Paul Kenrick (1999)
  • Roderic Dugald Morton Page (1998)
  • David Gordon Reid (1997)
  • Paul Hugh Williams (1996)
  • Marie Helena Kurmann (1995)
  • R.M. Bateman (1994)
  • A.B. Smith (1993)
  • S. Blackmore (1992)
  • D. Rollinson (1991)
  • C.E. Jarvis (1990)
  • P.M. Brakefield (1989)
  • R.J. Gornall (1988)
  • A.J. Jeffreys (1987)
  • D.W. Minter (1986)
  • N.H. Barton (1985)
  • P.R. Crane (1984)
  • J. Krebs (1983)
  • H.J.B. Birks (1982)
  • R.S.K. Barnes (1981)
  • C.J. Humphries (1980)
  • R.L. Blackman (1979)
  • D.L. Hawksworth (1978)
Dr Steve Portugal, Medal winner 2019
Dr Steve Portugal, Medal winner 2019
Dr Edwige Moyroud
Dr Edwige Moyroud FLS, Medal Winner 2018