Coppock Research Medal

The Coppock Research Medal is the RSGS’s highest research-specific award, awarded for an outstanding contribution to geographical knowledge through research and publication.  It was awarded first in 1931 as the Research Medal, from 1989 as the Centenary Medal, and from 2009 as the Coppock Research Medal, named in honour of Professor J Terence Coppock CBE.

2014           Professor Colin K Ballantyne

2013           Professor Bill Ruddiman

2011           Professor David E Sugden

2009           Professor Michael Pacione

previously known as the Centenary Medal

2008           Professor Charles W J Withers

2007           Professor Peter Dicken

2006           Professor Harold Brookfield

2005           Professor Leszek Starkel

2004           Professor David Woodward

2003           Professor Doreen Massey

2002           Professor David W Harvey

2001           Professor Anne Buttimer

2000           Professor Michael F Thomas

1999           Professor Chalmers Clapperton

1998           Professor David N Livingstone

1997           Professor Paul Claval

1996           Professor Billie Lee Turner II

1995           Rear Admiral Nigel Essenhigh

1994           Professor Akin L Mabogunje

1993           Professor Peter Odell

1992           Professor David Rhind

1991           Professor N Kingo Jacobsen

1990           Dr Ronald F Abler

1989           Professor Gilbert F White

previously known as the Research Medal

1988           Professor W R Mead

1987           Professor Jacqueline Beaujeu-Garnier

1984           Donald G Moir

1979           Dr Bradford Washburn and Mrs Washburn

1972           Dr Correlis Koeman

1969           Dr John Brian Sissons

1965           R A Skelton

1964           Professor Arthur E Smailes

1962           Professor J Wreford Watson

1956           Gerald Roe Crone

1954           The Revd James I Macnair DD

1948           Professor Alexander Stevens MA BSc

1946           Marcel Aurousseau

1944           Professor Alan G Ogilvie OBE

1939           Professor Herbert John Fleure DSc FRS

1937           Dr Alexander Bremner DSc

1936           Clement Gillman

1933           Edward Heawood MA

1932           Professor John L Myers DSc

1931           Jules de Schokolsky DSc