The Professor Thomas Neville George Memorial Medal is awarded by the society, usually annually but occasionally less frequently, “for excellence in palaeontology and/or stratigraphy”. The award ceremony takes place at one of the society’s lecture meetings (usually the October meeting), and is followed by the T. Neville George Memorial lecture, delivered by the recipient.

Thomas Neville George (1904-1980) was Professor of Geology at Glasgow University from 1947 to 1974. He was Dean of the Faculty of Science from 1951 to 1955, and played a key role in the planning and building of the new geology building, the Gregory Building, which opened in 1974 shortly after he retired.

There have been 23 recipients of the T. Neville George Medal so far. The first medal was awarded to Charles H. Holland in October 1982, at the beginning of Session 125, and the most recent to John Cope in November 2015, at the beginning of Session 158. The complete list of recipients is given below.

 

 

Medal Number

 

 

Session

 

 

Date

 

 

 

 

Recipient

 

 

1

 

 

125

 

 

October 1982

 

 

 

Charles H. Holland

 

 

2

 

 

126

 

 

October 1983

 

 

 

 

John F. Dewey

 

 

3

 

 

127

 

 

October 1984

 

 

 

 

Michael R. House

 

 

4

 

 

128

 

 

October 1985

 

 

 

 

Sir Alwyn Williams

 

 

5

 

 

130

 

 

October 1987

 

 

 

 

Walter Mykura

 

 

6
 

131

 

 

May 1989

 

 

 

Stephen J. Gould
 

7

 

 

132

 

 

October 1989

 

 

 

 

Peter Ziegler

 

 

8

 

 

134

 

 

October 1991

 

 

 

 

J.W. Murray

 

 

9

 

 

135

 

 

October 1992

 

 

 

 

W.J. Kennedy

 

 

10

 

 

136

 

 

October 1993

 

 

 

Dianne Edwards

 

 

11

 

 

137

 

 

March 1995
 

 

 

Peter Vail

 

 

12

 

 

139

 

October 1996

 

 

 

Bill Chaloner

 

 

13

 

 

140

 

 

October 1997

 

 

W. Stuart McKerrow

 

 

14

 

 

141
 

January1999

 

 

Euan N.K. Clarkson

 

 

15

 

 

142

 

 

October 1999

 

 

 

 

John Hudson

 

 

16

 

 

144

 

 

October 2001

 

 

 

 

G. Russell Coope

 

 

17

 

 

145

 

 

October 2002

 

 

 

 

Richard Jefferies

 

 

18

 

 

147

 

 

October 2004

 

 

 

J. Keith Ingham

 

 

19

 

 

149

 

 

October 2006

 

 

 

Michael Benton

 

 

20

 

 

150

 

 

October 2007

 

 

 

 

Richard A. Fortey

 

 

21

 

 

152

 

 

October 2009

 

 

 

 

Nigel Trewin

 

 

22

 

 

155

 

 

March 2013

 

 

 

 

Jenny Clack

 

 

23

 

 

158

 

 

November 2015

 

 

 

John Cope