The Royal Society of Tasmania is the oldest scholarly society in Australia and New Zealand and its mission is the advancement of knowledge.
The RM Johnston Memorial Medal was established in 1920 by the Royal Society of Tasmania, with the first award being presented in 1923. It is intended to acknowledge a scholar of great distinction in any field within the Society’s purview. The Medal commemorates Robert M. Johnston who served as Vice-President of the Society from 1897 to 1911 and 1916 – 1917. The awardee may be invited to deliver the “RM Johnston Memorial Lecture”.
In 1997, the Royal Society of Tasmania instituted the MR Banks Medal, to be awarded biennially to an outstanding mid-career scholar in any field within the Society’s purview. The medal honours Dr Maxwell R Banks’ contributions to science and to the Royal Society of Tasmania. The awardee may be invited to deliver the “MR Banks Lecture”.
Nominations for these medals are now open:
- Nominations may be made by anyone, although no self-nominations will be accepted.
- Nominations must be received by cob on 31 August, 2023.
Further guidelines for medal nominations are available via this link.