Benefactors' Medal

The BMS Benefactors' Medal is awarded to those persons who have given outstanding service to the Society.


  • 2023    Norman Porrett
  • 2020    David Harries and Peter Smith
  • 2018    Richard Shotbolt 
  • 2016    Geoff Robson
  • 2014    Carol Hobart
  • 2013    Stuart Skeates
  • 2011    Brian Spooner 
  • 2010    Nick Read 
  • 2009    Ek Snagvichen and Prakitsin Sihanonth
  • 2007    Gill Butterfill (BMS Archivist/Librarian)
  • 2006    Geoff M Gadd

(Recipients of the Benefactors Medal awarded prior to 1996 are listed in Prof John Webster’s Centenary Presidential Address.)

Norman Porrett - Benefactors Medal 2023






Norman Porrett accepting the Award from BMS President Janet Quinn at the BMS Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle.

Making a nomination

Nominations for this award can be made by any member of the Society. Nominees should be proposed and seconded by two current BMS Members, supported by a brief statement and / or CV. Nominations should be sent by email to between 1st January and 31st March.

Nominations will be forwarded to the BMS Council for consideration. The successful candidate will be presented with their award at a subsequent BMS meeting.