The 2019 Marsh Awards for Palaeontology, Mineralogy and Best Earth Sciences Book of the Year
The winners of the 2019 Marsh Awards
Event type: Science
Location: The Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum
Subject: Earth sciences
Speaker details: Prof Ian Crawford, vice-president of the Royal Astronomical Society: 'The Future Exploration of the Moon'.
Date: 13 December 2019
The Marsh Awards recognise unsung heroes who have made a major contribution to the promotion of palaeontology, mineralogy or earth sciences.
The Palaeontology and Mineralogy awards recognise contributions made in the UK, which could include:
- popular publications
- collecting and donation of natural history collections to museums
- superb preparation or conservation of specimens in public collections
- artistic or technical innovations
The Best Earth Sciences Book of the Year award recognises the achievements of authors who have published outstanding scientific or academic books in the field of Earth Sciences in the UK or abroad.
Three awards are presented:
- The Marsh Award for Palaeontology
- The Marsh Award for Mineralogy
- The Marsh Award for Best Earth Sciences Book of the Year
A certificate and £1,000 prize is awarded for each award.
The awards ceremony
The awards ceremony will be in the Flett Theatre of the Natural History Museum, London on 13 December 2019. As part of the awards ceremony, a lecture will be delivered by Prof Ian Crawford, vice-president of the Royal Astronomical Society. He will speak on 'The Future Exploration of the Moon'.
Attendance is free but registration is required. Please complete and submit the form below to M.Richter@nhm.ac.uk by 12 December 2019.
- Register to attend the Marsh Awards ceremony (Word 40 KB)
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.
The trust runs a scheme of some 80 awards in partnership with organisations across the fields of heritage, the arts, social welfare and conservation.
Please visit the Marsh Christian Trust for more information.
Marsh Award in Palaeontology
- 2018 Christopher Duffin
- 2017 David Ward
- 2016 William Blows
- 2015 Dean Lomax
- 2013 John Quayle
- 2012 Peter Austen
- 2010 Steven Sweetman
- 2009 Stan Wood
- 2008 Joe S.H. Collins
Marsh Award in Mineralogy
- 2018 Steve Rust
- 2017 David Green
- 2016 Roy Starkey
Best Earth Sciences Book of the Year
- 2018 Alan Graham for Land Bridges - Ancient environments, Plant Migrations and New World Connections. Chicago University, 2018.
- 2017 Eric Smith and Harold J Morowitz for The Origin and Nature of Life on Earth – The Emergence of the Fourth Geosphere. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
The event is free but registration is required. Please complete and submit the registration form by 12 December 2019.