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Rosalind Franklin award

Professor Tamsin MatherProfessor Tamsin Mather, Supernumerary Fellow in Earth Sciences, has been awarded The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2018 by The Royal Society, on the basis of her achievements in the field of volcanology, her ability to communicate with the public and her imaginative project proposal.

Professor Mather will be awarded a medal of silver gilt at her lecture in October 2018.

The award

The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture is made to an individual for an outstanding contribution to any area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to support the promotion of women in STEM.

The award is supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is named in honour of the biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA. The first award was made in 2003.

The medal is of silver gilt and is accompanied by a grant of £30,000. The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM.

The lecture

The Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2018 – which is free to attend – is on Thursday 18 October, 6.30-7.30pm at The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG. No registration is required.


The lecture can now be viewed on YouTube.com

Published: 16 August 2018

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