Nominations for the GL Brown and R Jean Banister Prize Lectures

We are seeking nominations for The Society's 2019-20 GL Brown Prize Lecture and the 2020 R Jean Banister Prize Lecture. The deadline for nominations is 15 April 2019

GL Brown Prize Lecture

In 1975 The Physiological Society instituted a series of lectures in memory of Professor Sir Lindor Brown. Awardees are invited to give six lectures at Higher Education institutions across the UK and Ireland on the topic of their research. The purpose of these lectures is to stimulate an interest in physiology and should be accessible to an audience that will include academics at all levels including undergraduates. This lecture may be live-streamed and recorded. 

This lecture is also published in Experimental Physiology, subject to the agreement of the Editorial Board.

There is an £1000 prize, which consists of £750 for the award and £250 as an honorarium.

R Jean Banister Prize Lecture

In 2016 The Physiological Society instituted this prize lecture which is awarded to early career physiologists in the late stages of a PhD, Post-Doc or who are in an early faculty position (non-professorial) in memory of a former member, (Rachel) Jean Banister (1917-2013) who left a legacy to The Society when she passed away in 2013.

As with the GL Brown lecture series, this is a peripatetic lecture on any physiological topic which will be given at three or four institutions across the UK and Ireland. It should also stimulate an interest in physiology and be accessible to a range of audience members from undergraduates upwards. The prize lecture series will be awarded annually for 20 years.  

There is a £500 prize. 

For further information about The Society’s Prize Lectures please click here.

The Physiological Society is committed to strengthening its practices in diversity, equality and inclusion; with the aim of supporting the physiology community and wider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) workforce.

It was one of the first member bodies to sign the Science Council Declaration on Diversity, which was launched in October 2014 to promote a more diverse science workforce.