Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture

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Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture
Awarded for Prize lecture given on a subject relating to the history of science, philosophy of science or the social function of science.
Sponsor Royal Society
Official website royalsociety.org/awards/wilkins-bernal-medawar

The Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture is a public lecture organised annually by the Royal Society of London. It was formed in 2005 by the merger of the Wilkins Lecture, the Bernal Lecture and the Medawar Lecture. The subject matter for the lecture is some aspect of the social function of science as per the Bernal Lecture, the philosophy of science as per the Medawar Lecture or the history of science as per the Wilkins Lecture.

List of lecturers[edit]

Year Name Lecture Notes
2007 Butterfield, JeremyJeremy Butterfield The uses of infinity: a philosopher looks at emergent phenomena in physics[1] [2]
2008 Sian Ede Hard questions : Contemporary art and the obsession with science [2]
2009 Edgerton, DavidDavid Edgerton The social function of history: policy, history and twentieth-century science [2]
2010 Bragg, MelvynMelvyn Bragg Notes from an Amateur: On the History of the Royal Society[3] [2]
2012 Highfield, RogerRoger Highfield Heroes of science[4] [2]


  1. ^ The uses of infinity: a philosopher looks at emergent phenomena in physics by Jeremy Butterfield on YouTube, 2012-09-26
  2. ^ a b c d e "Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture". Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  3. ^ Bragg, M. (2010). "Wilkins Medawar Bernal Lecture 2010 * Observations of an Amateur on the History of the Royal Society 1660-2010". Notes and Records of the Royal Society 64 (3): 201–212. doi:10.1098/rsnr.2010.0018. ISSN 0035-9149. 
  4. ^ Heroes of Science by Roger Highfield on YouTube, 2012-09-26