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About the BOU

Medals and awards

Union-Medal-featured

Union Medal

The Union Medal is awarded by BOU Council to a Union Member in recognition of eminent services to ornithology and to the Union and ornithology.

  • 1912 W. Goodfellow, C. H. B. Grant,
  • 1948 W. P. Lowe
  • 1953 A. W. Boyd
  • 1959 W. B. Alexander, E. A. Armstrong, D. A. Bannerman, Miss E. V. Baxter, P. M Scott
  • 1960 C. W. Benson
  • 1967 Salim Ali
  • 1968 J. M. M. Fisher, C. R. S. Pitman
  • 1969 C. W. Mackworth_Praed
  • 1970 L. H. Brown
  • 1971 S. Marchant, H. N. Southern, B. Stonehouse
  • 1972 D. Goodwin, N. W. Moore
  • 1973 Mrs B. P. Hall
  • 1975 K. H. Voous
  • 1976 K. Williamson, G. C. Shortridge, A. F. R. Wollaston
  • 1979 Ken E. L. Simmons
  • 1980 Geoffrey V. T. Matthews
  • 1984 Stanley Cramp, Phil A. D. Hollom, Guy Mountfort
  • 1987 Ian Newton
  • 1988 James F. Monk
  • 1989 Robert Spencer
  • 1991 F. Bruce M. Campbell
  • 1992 Mike P. Harris
  • 1993 Ronald M. Lockley
  • 1995 Roger Tory Peterson
  • 1996 Chris J. Mead
  • 1997 Robert A. F. Gillmor, John S. Ash
  • 1998 Janet Kear
  • 2004 Gwen Bonham
  • 2008 Chris J. Feare
  • 2011 Peter Jones
  • 2012 Anrew Gosler
  • 2013 Neil J. Bucknell
  • 2015 John H. Croxall
  • 2016 Chris M. Perrins
  • 2017 Jenny A. Gill

 
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Godman-Salvin Prize

The Godman-Salvin Prize is awarded by BOU Council to an individual as a signal honour for distinguished ornithological work.

  • 1922 W. E. Clarke
  • 1929 E. Hartert
  • 1930 W. L. Sclater
  • 1936 H. Lynes
  • 1938 H. F. Witherby
  • 1946 P. R. Lowe
  • 1951 R. Meinertzhagen
  • 1959 D. L. Lack, Sir A. Landsborough Thomson
  • 1962 E. M. Nicholson
  • 1966 R. E. Moreau
  • 1968 W. H. Thorpe
  • 1969 Nikolaas (Niko) Tinbergen
  • 1971 Sir Julian S. Huxley
  • 1977 Vero C. Wynne-Edwards
  • 1982 David W. Snow
  • 1988 Chris M. Perrins
  • 1990 George M. Dunnet
  • 1991 Derek A. Ratcliffe
  • 1992 John C. Coulson
  • 1995 Ernst Mayr
  • 1996 Peter R. Evans
  • 1999 G.R. (Dick) Potts
  • 2004 John P. Croxall
  • 2006 Mike P. Harris
  • 2009 Rhys Green
  • 2010 Ian Newton
  • 2013 Rob J. Fuller
  • 2015 Sarah Wanless
  • 2016 Tim R. Birkhead
  • 2017 Pat Monaghan

 

Alfred Newton Lecturers

The object of the Alfred Newton Lecture is the presentation of a major lecture by an internationally renowned figure on an appropriate ornithological theme.

  • 1994 Prof Ian Newton
  • 1995 Prof Janet Kear
  • 1998 Prof Jared Diamond
  • 2003 Prof Chris M. Perrins
  • 2009 Prof Tim R. Birkhead

 

BOU Ibis Award

An award recognising the outstanding achievement of younger ornithologists.

  • 2006 Juliet Vickery
  • 2003 Will Cresswell

 

Founders Gold Medal

Presented to the four original Members surviving at the Jubilee Celebration,
9 December 1908

  • F. D. Godman
  • P. S. Godman
  • W. H. Hudleston
  • P. L. Sclater

 

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