Society Medal and Lecture

Established 1896

The Society Medal is SCI's most prestigious medal. The Society Medal has become recognised as a major accolade, marking outstanding contributions to the territory 'Where Science Meets Business'.

Award Information

Medal History

The Society Medal and Lecture was first awarded to John Glover in 1896, the inventor of the Glover Tower. 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.

Lecture Details

The award consists of a medal and lecture, and is 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.

Eligibility Criteria

    • Outstanding merit in furthering the connection between science and business
    • Generating public understanding of the benefits of the practical application of chemistry and related science
    • Leadership in research and innovation
    • Bringing new technologies and products to market
    Career Stage
    • Senior
    • Authority in the field
    • Interface between science and business


Nominations open TBC
Nominations close TBC

Additional Information

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