Each year we award medals and prizes to people who have made outstanding contributions to the development of statistics. Our Honours Committee, chaired by our president, considers nominations for our medals and prizes. The awards are presented at our annual conference.
Deborah Ashby (chair)
Guy Medal in Silver
Guy Medal in Bronze
Bradford Hill Medal
Greenfield Industrial Medal
Download the summary descriptions (PDF) of the 2021 Honours.
Nominations for 2021 have now closed and we’ll be announcing the recipients early next year.
Watch a video about the 2020 recipients:
Named after William Augustus Guy, the British medical statistician. The Bronze and Silver medals are awarded annually and the Gold medal is awarded every two years
Awarded to a fellow for outstanding or influential contributions to medical statistics
Awarded to those who have contributed to the field of social statistics
Recognising contributions of statistical science to all aspects of manufacturing industry
Established in memory of Vic Barnett, recognising outstanding contributions to the field of environmental statistics
Awarded to individuals of great eminence working in fields related to statistics who are not necessarily or primarily members of the statistical profession
Established in memory of the statistician Frances Wood OBE (1883–1919), recognising contributions to economic or social statistics
Awarded to a fellow who has not held or been elected to the office of President, for outstanding services to the Society
Awarded to a fellow of the Society near the beginning of their research career for an outstanding published contribution to statistical theory or application
Awarded for outstanding contributions to the development or communication of official statistics
Created to bring together statisticians with other scientists through workshops in emerging interdisciplinary areas
Jointly awarded by the RSS and Bernoulli Society this award is named in honour of David G Kendall, the first president of the Bernoulli Society and the 1981 RSS Guy Medallist in Gold.