Society opens nominations call for 2018 Honours

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The Society encourages individual fellows and members of RSS committees to make nominations for the Society awards being made in 2017.

As always, the RSS honours committee would like to receive as broad a range of nominations as possible. Before making a nomination, please read the full guidance notes available at Members of the honours committee are available to guide anyone who would like to make a nomination through the process and feedback on the completeness of a nomination. If you would like to take up this offer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For 2018, the Society seeks nominations for the following awards:

The Guy Medal in Gold, 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, 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, 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.

NB: The Guy Medals (the 2014 winners are pictured, left) 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 Bradford Hill Medal, established in memory of the distinguished epidemiologist and statistician Sir Austin Bradford Hill FRS (1897–1991), and awarded to a fellow for outstanding or influential contributions to the development, application or exposition of medical statistics.

The Greenfield Industrial Medal, established by Professor Tony Greenfield, author and research consultant in business and industrial statistics, awarded for outstanding contributions to the effective application of statistical methods to the manufacturing and allied industries.

Honorary Fellowships, awarded to individuals of great eminence working in fields related to statistics who are not necessarily or primarily members of the statistical profession.

The West Medal, established in memory of the chartered statistician John Howard West, awarded for outstanding contributions to the development or communication of official statistics.

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 Barnett Award, a named lecture established in memory of Vic Barnett, aiming to encourage and promote the recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of environmental statistics (covering methodological development, the application of statistical methods to environmental sciences or exposition). Submissions for the award will be supported by published papers and/or scientific reports for which publication in whole or in part is not restricted.

Nomination forms and the guidance notes are available at

The deadline for the submission of honours is Monday 2 October 2017.



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