Nominations for the Society’s honours to be awarded in 2014 have now opened.
There are seven medals and prizes, plus honorary fellowships, up for award this year, and a wide range of nominations are welcomed from all fellows. The deadline for nominations is 1 October.
The Guy Medals were established in memory of the distinguished physician and statistician William Augustus Guy FRS (1810-85), ‘to encourage the cultivation of statistics in their scientific aspects and promote the application of numbers to the solution of important problems in all the relations of life in which the numerical method can be employed, with a view to determining the laws which regulate them.’
The Guy Medal in Gold is awarded to a fellow of the Society judged to have merited a signal mark of distinction by reason of innovative contributions to the theory or application of statistics.
The Guy Medal in Silver is awarded to a fellow of the Society in respect of a paper or papers of special merit communicated to the Society at its ordinary meetings. Other contributions to statistics may also be taken into account.
The Guy Medal in Bronze is awarded to a fellow of the Society in respect of excellent work presented to any conference or meeting run by the Society, or published in any of the Society’s journals. Eligible candidates must be within fifteen years* of the award of their first degree. Other contributions to statistics may be taken into account.
The Chambers Medal, named after Sir Paul Chambers, a former president of the Society and chairman of ICI, is awarded to a fellow who has not held or been elected to the office of president, for outstanding services to the Society.
The Howard Medal, established in memory of the prison reformer John Howard (1726-90), is awarded for outstanding contributions to the development or application of social statistics.
The Wood Medal, established in memory of the statistician Frances Wood OBE (1883–1919), is awarded in respect of excellent published contributions to economic or social statistics. Eligible candidates must be within 15 years* of the award of their first degree.
Honorary Fellowships are awarded to individuals of great eminence working in fields related to statistics who are not necessarily or primarily members of the statistical profession.
The deadline for the submission of honours is provisionally Thursday 1 October 2013
. Full guidelines and nomination forms can be found at www.rss.org.uk/honours
*Additional allowance may be made for career breaks and similar circumstances. If the first degree is at Master’s level, the time limit is reduced by one year.