Statistical honours and awards

RSS president Peter Diggle presents the 2015 Guy Medal in Bronze to Jinchi Lv

Honours recipients for 2016

In 2016 two Guy medals, the Barnett Award and three Honorary Fellowships will be presented at a ceremony held during our International Conference in Manchester, to the following recipients:

  • The Guy Medal in Gold: Sir Adrian Smith
  • The Guy Medal in Silver: Nancy Reid
  • The Barnett Award: Noel Cressie
  • Honorary Fellowships: Sir Tony Atkinson, Sir Michael Marmot and John Goldthorpe
Citations for the 2016 recipients can be found in the announcement made on our StatsLife website.

Honours for 2017

The Society now seeks nominations for the 2017 honours, as follows:

  • Guy Medal in Silver
  • Guy Medal in Bronze
  • Greenfield Industrial Medal
  • Wood Medal
  • West Medal
  • Barnett Award
  • Research prize
  • Chambers Medal
  • Honorary Fellowships

Here are further details on the 2017 awards.


Making a nomination

Fellows, members of Council, standing committees, section and local group committees may make nominations. Our honours committee, chaired by our president, considers the nominations. The committee encourages a broad range of nominations to ensure the awards are made to people who best meet the criteria.

Further information

Here is a list of previous recipients of the Society's honours (PDF) since 1892.

Here is a summary of all honours awarded by the Society (PDF). There are also guidance notes for RSS honours and awards (PDF) which contains information on the criteria for the award and the procedure for nominations.

Download a nomination form for society honours and awards (DOC).

Please email honours@rss.org.uk if you need more information about the honours and the nomination process.