We use cookies to ensure that our site works correctly and provides you with the best experience. If you continue using our site without changing your browser settings, we'll assume that you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use and how to manage them by reading our cookies policy. Hide

Society Medal and Lecture

Society Medal

Established 1896

The Society Medal is SCI's most prestigious medal. It was first awarded to John Glover in 1896, the inventor of the Glover Tower. The Society Medal has become recognised as a major accolade, marking outstanding contributions to the territory 'Where Science Meets Business'.

In 1923, the Society introduced the opportunity for the recipient to deliver a lecture on their subject which continued until 2003 when the Medal was last awarded. The Society Medal and Lecture will next be awarded in 2017.

Eligibility: The medal is awarded to an individual who has shown outstanding merit in furthering the connection between science and business and who has demonstrated leadership in one or more of the following:

  • Generating understanding of the benefits accruing from the practical application of chemistry and related science
  • Leadership in research and innovation
  • Bringing new technologies and products to market

Description of Award: Medal and Lecture

Presented at: An invitation only event, usually held at SCI in Belgrave Square. Invitees include senior business community members, leading academics and politicians; with the idea of promoting networking at the highest level across the science-business divide.

The recipient will be invited to speak on their subject in such a way as to inform and stimulate the audience with a view to encouraging debate.

Related Links

Share this article