The Linnean Gold Medal

Awarded in special circumstances for services to the Society.

The Linnean Society's highest honour and is presented in recognition of outstanding service to the Society. It has only been awarded three times in the history of the Society.

  • Dr Doris Kermack, on the occasion of the Bicentenary of the Society in 1988
  • Professor David Cutler in 1999
  • Professor Grenville Lucas, on the occasion of the Tercentenary of the birth of Carl Linnaeus in 2007

This medal is different to the Linnean Medal, which used to be made of gold pre-1976.