Gold Medal

The Gold Medal is awarded by Council upon the recommendation of the Honours Committee to an esteemed Fellow of the College who has made a significant contribution in their field whether in the UK or overseas. Up to one medal may be awarded each year.

The Gold Medal is intended to recognise work which has furthered the development of imaging (including image-guided intervention) or oncology for the ultimate benefit of patients. This might be through, for example, research, development of new technologies and techniques, service improvements, education or public health – but this list is not exhaustive. It is not intended to recognise work which has primarily contributed to the activities of the RCR.

Any Fellow of the College may submit a nomination to the Honours Committee, which should consist of their nominee's CV and a brief statement indicating the reasons for the nomination.

Serving Officers and Honours Committee members will not be eligible for this award.  Self-nominations are not permitted.

2021 nominations

Nominations for 2021 are now closed. Please contact for more information. 

List of medallists

2021Professor Nicholas James
2020Dr Jane Adam
2019Professor David Sebag-Montefiore
2018Professor Tim Illidge
2017Dr J M Curtis
2016Professor J E Adams
2015Professor D M Hansell
2014 Professor W G McKenna 
2013Professor P J Hoskin
2012Professor I W McCall 
2011Professor D J Allison
2009Professor Dame Janet Husband DBE
2008*Professor R H Reznek
2007*Professor A K Dixon
2006*Professor A N Adam
2006 Dr L Leong
2005*Professor A Barrett
2004*Dr P L Anslow
2004Professor J Mallard
2003* Professor J R Yarnold 
2002*Professor S Field
2001*Professor G M Roberts
2001Professor G M Bydder
2000*Professor M I Saunders
1999*Dr C D R Flower
1998Professor B Worthington
1995Professor Ian Isherwood
1992Dr James Ambrose
1987Dr Frank Ellis
1986Sir Thomas Lodge, Professor Sir Brian Windeyer & Professor Sir David Smithers
1985Professor R E Steiner CBE
1983Professor Sir Howard Middlemiss CMG
1976Sir Peter Kerley CVO
1972S Cochrane Shanks CBE
1966Professor W V Mayneord CBE & Professor Ralston Paterson CBE MC
1961The Rt Hon Viscount Crookshank CH & Mr Edgar Rouse

* indicates President's Medal awards  

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