The British Science Association has been rewarding promising young scientists for over 20 years, many of whom are now successful science communicators. Previous Award Lecturers include Brian Cox , Richard Wiseman  and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.
The Award Lectures aim to promote open and informed discussion on issues involving science and actively encourage young and early career scientists to explore the social aspects of their research. The nominees should be active, early career researchers who are able to present their Award Lecture during the British Science Festival, 7 - 12 September 2013 in Newcastle.
Awards are available in 5 different areas:
Lord Kelvin - physical sciences and mathematics
Isambard Kingdom Brunel - engineering, technology and industry
Charles Lyell - environmental sciences
Charles Darwin - agricultural, biological and medical sciences
Joseph Lister - social sciences
To see the full list of Award Lectures since 1990, click here .
Nominations are now closed. The British Science Association Award Lecture Winners for 2013 will be announced shortly.