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Prizes, awards and grants

Our prizes, awards and grants recognise the contributions of our members to pharmacology in all its forms and throughout their careers.


Bill Bowman Prize Lectureship

29 Feb 2020

This prize supports professional development of early career, non-clinical members. Winners will receive £500 plus expenses to support two lectures, including one at Pharmacology 2020.

WDM Paton Memorial Lecture

29 Feb 2020

The WDM Paton lecturer is selected biennially and is open to nomination/self-nomination. The lecture, on a subject relating to the history of pharmacology, is given at a Society focused meeting.

Dunlop Prize Lectureship

31 May 2019

This prize supports the professional development of early career clinical members. Winners will receive a prize of £500 plus expenses to support up two lectures.


This biennial lectureship gives pharmacologists the opportunity to give a lecture. Winners will present a lecture at one of our events and pharmacology departments across the UK.

Australasian Visitor

This lectureship gives pharmacologists the opportunity to give a lecture at the Australasian Society for Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology annual meeting, as well as other lectures and seminars during the course of the visit.

Gaddum International Lecture

The Gaddum International Lecture was established in 2016 and is a transformation of the Gaddum Memorial Award. The lectureship recognises international contributions to pharmacology from members or non-members who are not UK resident. The lecture will alternate between basic and clinical pharmacologists. It will be awarded biennially by the Society and is not open to nomination.

Gary Price Memorial Lecture

The Gary Price Memorial Lecture is funded by GlaxoSmithKline in memory of the late Dr Gary Price. It is on a neuroscience subject, and normally takes place at Pharmacology. The lecturer is selected by the British Pharmacological Society.