The purpose of the Sir Walter Bodmer Award is to publicly acknowledge the contributions volunteers make to the BSA and to encourage others to volunteer. Volunteers are defined as those individuals who give their time, unpaid, to advance the aims of the BSA, outside the requirements of their principal employment. The award is usually made to an individual, but may be made to a group of volunteers. Anyone is eligible to nominate him- or herself, or an individual or group of BSA volunteers.

The BSA’s volunteers primarily fall into the following categories, although this is not an exhaustive list:

  • Section members
  • Council members
  • General Committee members
  • Branch volunteers
  • Honorary Fellows

For more information, please contact the Engagement Team: [email protected].

Please read about our recent winners:

  • 2019: Ben Johnson, BSA General Committee Member 
  • 2018: Iain Murray, BSA Tayside and Fife Branch Treasurer
  • 2017: Amy Wilkins, BSA Lewes Branch Secretary 
  • 2016: Bob Foster, BSA Bristol and Bath Branch Chair
  • 2015: Pam Ash, BSA Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch founding member, Co-founder of Isle of Wight Café Scientifique