Lampitt Medal

Established 1958

The Lampitt Medal provides a means by which the Society can honour Members who have taken Leslie Lampitt's example and offered their own extraordinary gifts of time, leadership, vision and enthusiasm. Only those who have contributed to a variety of aspects of the Society are eligible to receive this award.

Award Information

Medal History

The Lampitt Medal commemorates Dr Leslie Herbert Lampitt (1887-1957), who worked tirelessly for SCI in many roles throughout his life. He held many offices in the Society, including the World Presidency from 1946-1948 and Treasurer.


Nominations can be made by any SCI member, or SCI staff member via completion of the online application form. Members of the Board, major committees and Groups are particularly invited to do so. Nominators should detail the achievements of their nominee in no more than 500 words.

Nominees must not be informed that they are being nominated, the process must remain confidential.

Presentation Details

Selected by members of SCI's Membership subcommittee and a member of the Executive team, nominators and successful nominees are informed of the decision by mid-May following the nomination assessment.

The Award consists of a certificate that is presented at the SCI Conference Day / Annual General Meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

    • SCI service deemed to be exceptional
    • Candidates will have contributed to a variety of aspects of the Society, incl.
    • Interest Groups
    • Publications
    • Standing Committees
    • Board of Trustees
    Career Stage
    • Senior
    • Length of service (particularly on the Board and major committees)
    • Service to SCI
    • Leadership
    • Dedication to the Society

SCI e-members are not eligible to be nominated, nor to make a nomination, for a Lampitt medal.


Nominations open 5 February 2023
Nominations close 5pm on 31 March 2023
Frequency Annual

Additional Information

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