WOLLASTON MEDAL—Ted Irving whose seminal contributions on palaeomagnetism paved the way to the final proof of the reality of continental drift and subsequently the development of plate tectonic theory.Fig 1

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LYELL MEDAL—Michael James Benton for his systematic work on archosaurs and rhynchosaurs of the Triassic, and our understanding of mass extinction events.Fig 2

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MURCHISON MEDAL—Christopher Scholz for his important work at the interface between rock mechanics and earthquake seismology, combining laboratory study of friction and brittle deformation with observational seismologyFig 3

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WILLIAM SMITH MEDAL—Robert Knipe for his empirical approach to structural problems and...

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