Statistical honours and awards

RSS president Peter Diggle presents the 2016 Guy Medal in silver to Nancy Reid

Honours recipients for 2017

In 2017 two Guy medals, the Barnett Award and three Honorary Fellowships will be presented at a ceremony held during our International Conference in Glasgow, to the following recipients:

  • The Guy Medal in Silver: Neil Shephard
  • The Guy Medal in Bronze: Yingying Fan
  • The Barnett Award: Peter Guttorp
  • The Research Prize: Chris Oates/ Rajen Shah
  • The West Medal: Danny Pfeffermann
  • The Wood Medal: George Leckie
  • Honorary Fellowships: John Curtice, Tim Harford

Citations for the 2017 recipients can be found in the announcement made on our StatsLife website.

Honours for 2018

The Society now seeks nominations for the 2018 honours, as follows:

  • Guy Medal in Gold
  • Guy Medal in Silver
  • Guy Medal in Bronze
  • The Bradford Hill Medal
  • Greenfield Industrial Medal
  • West Medal
  • Barnett Award
  • Research Prize
  • Howard Medal
  • Honorary Fellowships

Here are further details on the 2018 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, David Spiegelhalter, will consider 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 if you need more information about the honours and the nomination process.