The H H Bloomer Award

Awarded to an amateur naturalist for an important contribution to biological knowledge.

Established in 1963 from a legacy by the late Harry Howard Bloomer FLS. Awarded to an amateur naturalist who has made an important contribution to biological knowledge. Nominations are made to Council who award the medal at intervals to any person not at the time a member of Council.

Each year the closing date for nominations is the 30th November.

Dr Goronwy Wynne FLS, Medal winner 2019
Dr Goronwy Wynne FLS, Medal winner 2019

Recipients of the H H Bloomer Award

  • Goronwy Wynne (2019)
  • Dan Danahar (2018)
  • John Walters (2017)
  • Howard Matcham (2016)
  • Robert Heckford (2015)
  • Sir Christopher Lever (2014)
  • not awarded (2013)
  • Libby Houston (2012)
  • Brendan Sayers and Michael Fibiger (2011)
  • not awarded (2010)
  • Markku Hakkinen (2009)
  • Basil Harley (2008)
  • John Tennent (2007)
  • Eric J Clement (2006)
  • Peter Chandler (2005)
  • Rosemary FitzGerald (2004)
  • David Pearman (2003)
  • T L Blockeel and Anthony Galsworthy (2002)
  • Hans Hess (2001)
Dan Danahar, Medal winner 2018
Dan Danahar, Medal winner 2018
  • not awarded (2000)
  • Richard Henry Roberts (1999)
  • William Claud Wright (1998)
  • John Richard Ironside Wood (1997)
  • John Henry Barrett (1996)
  • Betty Eleanor Gosset Molesworth Allen (1995)
  • D.R. Seaward (1994)
  • D.C. McLintock (1993)
  • K.A. Spencer (1992)
  • H.D. Wilson (1991)
  • M.J. Roberts (1990)
  • J.C. Gardiner (1989)
  • R.D. Ransome (1988)
  • M.C. Clarke (1987)
  • W.J. Le Quesne (1986)
  • B.E. Smythies (1985)
  • R.L.E. Ford (1984)
  • O.V. Polunin (1983)
  • L.G. Higgins (1982)
John Walters, Medal winner 2017
John Walters, Medal winner 2017
  • D.E. Allen (1981)
  • J.N. Eliot (1980)
  • Blanche Henrey (1979)
  • D.R. Rosevear (1978)
  • D.H. Kent (1977)
  • F.C. Stinton (1976)
  • E.S. Edees (1975)
  • A.F. Millidge and G.H. Locket (1974)
  • Urusla K. Duncan (1973)
  • Marie Asberg (1972)
  • J.G. Dony (1971)
  • A.E. Ellis (1970)
  • T.D.V. Swinscow (1969)
  • Miriam L. Rothschild (1968)
  • A.G. Long (1967)
  • D.L. Harrison (1966)
  • E.C. Wallace (1965)
  • C.E. Raven (1964)
  • J.E. Lousley (1963)

The H H Bloomer Award Nomination Form

DD/MM/YYYY
Address of nominee
10 maximum
e.g. editorship, committee membership