Nominations Invited for the Plowden Medal Conservation Award 2022

Accepting nominations until Friday 20th May

15 Feb 2022


A Selection Board drawn from the conservation community, the Royal Collection and the Royal Warrant Holders Association will consider nominations in July 2022.  Nomination papers can be downloaded from the RWHA website:  The final date for the receipt of nominations is Friday 20th May 2022.  The award will be presented at an RWHA event in the Autumn.


Established in 1999 to commemorate the life and work of the late Hon. Anna Plowden CBE (1938 – 1997), this medal was endowed by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, of which she was Vice-President.

The Plowden Medal is awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession and whose nomination would be widely welcomed within the conservation community.

The award covers all aspects of conservation be they practical, theoretical or managerial – and is open to those working in private practice or institutions. 

Last years’ winners were Stephen Clare MBE and Professor Jane Henderson FIIC:



Previous winners have been: Garry Thomson CBE (1999), Dr Jonathan Ashley-Smith (2000), Donald Insall CBE (2001), Dr David Leigh (2002), Clare Meredith (2003), Christopher Clarkson (2004), Carole Milner (2005), James Black (2006), Dr Vincent Daniels (2007), David Pinniger (2008), Professor Nicholas Pickwoad (2009), David Watkinson (2010) Kate Colleran (2011), Professor May Cassar (2012), Jonathan Betts MBE (2013), Dr Jim Tate (2014), Nancy Bell (2015), Sarah Staniforth (2015), Ksynia Marko (2016), Professor Sharon Cather (2017), Alan Derbyshire (2018),  Caroline Bendix (2019) and Katy Lithgow (2020).



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