The Marsh Awards for Palaeontology and Mineralogy 2017

Event information

Event type: Special event

Location: The Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum

Subject: Earth sciences

Speaker details: Awards

Ticket prices:

Adult: Free

8 Dec 2017

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
  • websites
  • collecting and donation of natural history collections to museums
  • superb preparation or conservation of specimens in public collections
  • artistic or technical innovations

The awards

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 8 December  2017. The event is free but registration is required. Please complete and submit the form below by 6 December 2017

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, attaching the independent letters of support. The deadline for nominations is 15 November 2017.

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.

Event dates
8 December 2017 14.30-16.30


The event is free but registration is required. Please complete and submit the registration form by 6 December 2017.

Schedule of events

  • 14.30: Lecture tbc.
  • 15.15: Awards presentation
  • 15.45: Wine reception


Would you like to nominate someone for an award ? Just fill out the form below.

Palaeontology nomination

Mineralogy nomination

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The event is free but registration is required