RGS-IBG Awards announced

The recipients of the 2018 Royal Geographical Society medals and awards were announced today.
As always, there are a few people of note: Paul Rose, who has led numerous expeditions and taken part in a lot of media work which has helped raise the profile of Geography is awarded the Founder's Medal. Andy Goldsworthy also receives an award for his art work which is very much meshed with the environment in which he has worked over the decades. There's also Hilary Geoghegan, who I've contacted a few times regarding cultural geography issues.

The Founder's medal has been awarded to some amazing notables in previous years, including David Attenborough, Jacques Cousteau, Freya Stark and Lady Franklin. A full list can be seen here.

Along with the academics and others who have won medals, of particular interest to me are the two teachers who will receive this year's Ordnance Survey award for excellence in secondary geography education.
This year, those teachers are Laura-Jayne Ward (who is @leading4geog on Twitter) who teaches in Coventry, and Aidan Hesslewood, a fellow member of the GA's Secondary Geography Quality Mark moderation team, and who founded the most excellent GeoLincs network and GA branch. My hearty congratulations to them both, and all those others who may have been nominated.

It's the twentieth anniversary of the OS Award, and 10 years since I was the proud recipient.  Those receiving awards will have a most splendid time at the RGS in June, and be very well looked after.