Nyholm Prize for Education

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The Nyholm Prize for Education commemorates the life and work of Australian-born chemist Sir Ronald Nyholm, who - alongside his research in coordination chemistry - passionately campaigned for the improvement of science education. He acted as President of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 1968 to 1970.[1]

The prize, which was first awarded in 1973, is awarded biennially by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It recognises outstanding achievements by those working in chemical science education, specifically major contributions to national or international research or innovation.[1]

Before 2008, the prize was known as the Sir Ronald Nyholm Lectureship (Education Division). The recipient receives £5,000, a medal and a certificate.[1]


The recipients are:[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Nyholm Prize for Education". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Nyholm Prize for Education Previous Winners". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  3. ^ "The 2011 Ron Nyholm Award Winner". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Peter Wothers wins RSC Nyholm Prize for Education". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Nyholm Prize for Education Award 2015 Winner". Royal Society of Chemistry. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.