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Society for the History of Natural History

Awards, Honours and Medals

Honorary membership

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership is awarded to members of the Society who have contributed significant services to the Society.

Rules governing Honorary Members

15. Election of Honorary Members

(a) Persons who have performed signal services to the Society may be elected as Honorary Members and shall not be required to pay an annual subscription.
(b) Election of Honorary Members shall be at a General Meeting of the Society, on the nomination of the Council. The names of all such persons nominated for election as Honorary Members shall be published on the notice calling the Meeting.
(c) The number of Honorary Members shall not at any time exceed ten.

Honorary Members


  1. Dr. David E. Allen (1989)
  2. Vacant
  3. Dr. H.W. Ball (2003)
  4. Mr. Rex E. R. Banks (2000)
  5. Mr. Ray G. C. Desmond (1990)
  6. Ms Gina Douglas (2016)
  7. Mr. John Edwards (2004)
  8. Mr. Tony Harvey (2004)
  9. Mr. Hidehiko Nishimura (2004)
  10. Professor Arthur Lucas


  1. Dr. Juliet Clutton-Brock
  2. Dr. Graham F. Elliott
  3. Professor Joseph Ewan
  4. Mrs Joan M. Eyles
  5. Dr. Victor A. Eyles
  6. Mr. Richard B. Freeman
  7. Dr. John A. Gibson
  8. Mr. Francis J. Griffin
  9. Professor John L. Heller
  10. Dr. Lipke B. Holthuis
  11. Miss Blanche Henrey
  12. Mr. Charles Kirke Swann
  13. Mr. Howard Kirke Swann
  14. Dr. Averil M. Lysaght
  15. Dr. Claus Nissen
  16. Dr. John Ramsbottom
  17. Mr. Maldwyn J. Rowlands
  18. Mr. Frederick C. Sawyer
  19. Professor Franz A. Stafleu
  20. Professor William T. Stearn
  21. Mr. John C. Thackray
  22. Mr. Alwyne Wheeler
  23. Professor George W. White