Prizes and Medals
Prizes and medals are an important means of recognising and celebrating achievement. Each year the British Academy awards a range of prizes and medals on the recommendation of specialist committees. Presentations are made at a special award ceremony each autumn.
Two new awards will be made for the first time in 2013: The British Academy/Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding and the British Academy Medals (for a landmark achievement in a humanities or social science discipline).
Awards ceremony, 8 November 2012
(left to right back row) Professor Richard Bellamy, Rt Rev Professor Lord Harries of Pentregarth, Professor Sir John Vickers, Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards (accepting on behalf of Professor Fergus Kelly);
(left to right middle row) Professor Christopher Tuckett, Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt (Chair, Events and Prizes Committee), Professor Sir Adam Roberts (President, British Academy), Dr Yulia Kovas, Professor Thomas Higham (accepting on behalf of Professor Charles Higham);
(left to right front row) Professor Warwick Gould, Professor Lisa Jardine, Dame Marilyn Strathern, Professor Julie Sanders, Professor Simon Hopkins.
The British Academy's Prizes and Medals
- Derek Allen Prize - for numismatics, Celtic studies and musicology
- Burkitt Medal - Biblical studies
- Grahame Clark Medal - for prehistoric archaeology
- John Coles Medal - landscape archaeology
- Rose Mary Crawshay Prize - for historical or critical works concerned with English literature
- Sir Israel Gollancz Prize - for published work on subjects connected with Anglo-Saxon, Early English Language and Literature, English Philology, or the History of English Language; or for original investigations connected with the history of English Literature
- Kenyon Medal - for work relating to classical studies and archaeology
- Leverhulme Medal and Prize - for humanities and social sciences
- Serena Medal - for services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history, literature, art or economics
- Peter Townsend Policy Press Prize - for outstanding work with policy relevance to poverty and inequality, ageing and the lives of older people, disability and inequalities in health
- Edward Ullendorff Medal - for Semitic Languages and Ethiopian Studies
- Wiley Prize in Psychology
- Wiley Prize in Economics
- President's Medal - for signal service to the humanities and social sciences