Silver Medal (Zoological Society of London)

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The Silver Medal of the Zoological Society of London is "Awarded to a Fellow of the Society or any other person for contributions to the understanding and appreciation of zoology, including such activities as public education in natural history, and wildlife conservation."[1] It was first awarded in 1847.[2]

Winners (pre-1964)[edit]

Year Recipient[3]
1847 Roderick Murchison & M Dalmatoff
1859 Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning & William Hay & Henry Ramsey & Brian Hodgson & H G Keene & Rajendra Mullick & Richard Green & William Dougall Christie
1860 George Grey & Gerald Chetwynd Talbot
1862 George Bennett
1869 Rutherford Alcock
1872 A D Bartlett
1875 H H Sayyid Burghash bin Said
1877 Robert Hudson
1878 Frederick Richard Pollock
1882 John Dean Caton
1884 George H R Fisk
1887 The Maharajah of Kuch-Bechar
1889 Edward Dalzel Dickson
1891 Ursula Edmondston & Robert Thomas Charles Scott
1893 Donald Cameron of Lochiel & John Peter Grant of Rothiemurchus
1894 Henry Hamilton Johnston
1897 Alexander Whyte
1900 John Ernest Matcham
1902 Edmund William Harper
1904 Arthur Thomson
1907 Adam White Guthrie
1908 David Seth-Smith & William Ingram
1909 Charles Dunell Rudd & Richard Bowen Woosnam
1910 Carl Hagenbeck
1912 J Stevenson Hamilton
1914 R E Drake-Brockman & Albert Pam & W K Pomeroy & H G F Spurrell
1917 wilfred A Smithers
1921 John Young & Cecil H Armitage
1926 Henry Courtney Brocklehurst
1931 A St Alban Smith
1937 E B Carter
1938 G C Upstone
1942 Alfred Ezra & Geoffrey Marr Vevers
1945 Dorothy Pinto-Leite
1946 William Chippendale
1952 Annie Porter
1953 Herbet F Vinall
1955 John Withers Lester
1958 Joao de Freitas Martins

Winners (post-1964)[edit]

In 1964, the criteria for the Silver Medal were changed, split into 2 categories. Category 1 is awarded to individuals for Curation or distinguished service to the Society, whilst Category 2 is awarded to fellows who have provided a significant contribution to the field of zoology, including in both wildlife conservation and public education of natural history.[3]

Year Category 1 [3] Category 2 [3]
1964 George Burden Stratton Lord Hurcomb
1965 David Attenborough
1966 Aubrey Buxton
1968 James Fisher
1969 F A P Stengelhofen
1973 A J E Cave & Eirwen M Owen & L G Goodwin
1974 Eric Hosking
1975 Gerald H Thompson
1983 Stephen Jay Gould
1984 E H Ashton
1985 L Harrison Matthews
1988 Richard Dawkins
1991 Owen C Chamberlain Jane Goodall
1993 Jonathan Kingdon
1997 George B. Rabb
1999 Michael Brambell
2003 Peter Olney Aubrey Manning
2004 John Chapple
2005 Alastair Fothergill
2007 Scottish Ornithologists Club
2008 Rosie Trevelyan
2009 David Macdonald[4]
2010 Michael McCarthy
2011 Martin Fisher

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