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John Thackray Medal 2014 – Call for nominations

John Thackray Medal 2014 – Call for nominations

Instituted in 2000 to commemorate the life and work of John Thackray, Past President of SHNH, the John Thackray Medal is awarded for a significant achievement in the preceding three years in the history of those areas of interest to the Society, that is the biological and earth sciences in the broadest sense.

Recognition may be for a piece of work completed (e.g. the cataloguing of an archive collection), a publication (book or journal article), exhibition etc. Recipients may be individuals, teams or institutions.

More information and entry

All SHNH members in good standing are invited to make nominations for the 2014 award. Nominations should be sent to the Honorary Secretary, with an accompanying letter.

Nominations must indicate the item and the producer to be nominated and include the name and contact details of the person submitting the nomination. Please include a brief statement on the nature of the significant achievement involved and describe how the Prize Committee can obtain supporting evidence, such as publication details or photographs of exhibitions, etc. The Committee may ask for the loan of such evidence to support the Committee in its discussions.

The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2014.