The Marsh Awards for Palaeontology and Mineralogy 2016
The Marsh Awards recognise unsung heroes who have made a major contribution to the promotion of palaeontology or mineralogy in the UK and abroad.
These contributions could include:
- popular publications
- collecting and donation of natural history collections to museums
- superb preparation or conservation of specimens in public collections
- artistic or technical innovations
Two awards will be presented:
- The Marsh Award for Palaeontology
- The Marsh Award for Mineralogy
The recipient(s) of each award will receive a certificate and a £1,000 prize.
The awards ceremony will be in the Flett Theatre of the Natural History Museum in London on 6 February 2017. The event is free but registration is required. Please complete and submit the form below by 31 January 2017.
Marsh Awards annual lecture
Prof Sara Russell, Head of Mineral and Planetary Sciences at the Museum, will give a talk entitled 'The Formation of the Solar System'.
Nominations and deadline
Nominations will be accepted for groups or individuals. Groups are eligible for self-nomination.
Please complete the appropriate nomination form and send to M.Richter@nhm.ac.uk, attaching the independent letters of support. The deadline for nominations is 20 December 2016.
- Nomination form: The Marsh Award for Palaeontology (Word 42 KB)
- Nomination form: The Marsh Award for Mineralogy (Word 42KB)
More about the Marsh Awards
The awards are the creation of Brian Marsh OBE, chairman of the Marsh Christian Trust, who wanted a vehicle to recognise 'unsung heroes and heroines', people who are passionate about what they do and devote their time to improving the world and our knowledge of it.
Since the Trust was established in 1981, the number of organisations it supports each year has grown from eight to over 400. In 2015 the Awards recognised over 150 individuals or groups in the worldwide, applauding their voluntary, professional and group contributions across the fields of social welfare, conservation, the arts and heritage.
The event is free but registration is required. Please complete and submit the registration form by 31 January 2017.
Schedule of events
- 14.30: Lecture from Prof Sara Russell
- 15.15: Awards presentation
- 15.45: Wine reception
Would you like to nominate someone for an award ? Just fill out the form below.