Lawrence Bragg Medal and Prize recipients

For physics education


2019

Professor Mark Warner and Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright
University of Cambridge
For jointly setting up and directing the Isaac Physics programme which has revolutionised physics education for teachers and students in an extraordinary number of UK schools and is now attracting international attention.

Find out more about Professor Mark Warner and Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright

2018

Dr Helen Czerski
University College London
For her contributions to championing the physics of everyday life to a worldwide audience of millions through TV programmes, a popular science book, newspaper columns, and public talks.

2017

Mary Whitehouse
University of York
For being a national influence on the development of teaching and learning in physics, both through her central involvement in curriculum projects and in developing the assessment process.

2016

Stuart Farmer
Robert Gordon’s College
For outstanding contributions to enhance both the teaching and the public image of physics, making classroom science more relevant, attractive and visible.

2015

Professor Paula Chadwick
University of Durham
For developing the successful concept of Group Industrial Projects: a UK-wide scheme to engage physics undergraduates with industry.

2014

Professor Peter Vukusic
University of Exeter
For his significant and impactful contributions to widening participation in physics education and outreach.

2013

Bob Kibble
Retired, formerly University of Edinburgh
For his life-long contributions to the teaching of physics in all phases of education, from primary school to further and higher education.

2012

Professor Katherine Blundell
University of Oxford
For promoting engagement in and learning of physics both by carrying research in astronomy into schools in developing countries and by helping graduate students and postdocs in the UK to talk to schoolchildren about their science.

2011

Professor Philip Harland Scott
University of Leeds
For his influential research in physics education which has had a significant impact on teachers and the teaching of physics in secondary schools.

2010

Peter Campbell
Science Learning Centre London
For his leading role in a wide range of projects that have made a significant impact on the physics curriculum and the teaching of physics.

2009

Ms Becky Parker
Simon Langton Grammar School
For her work to energise generations of pupils to take up the study of physics; the commitment to raise substantial sums to provide major facilities in astronomy and other branches of physics in her region; and her positive influence on physics education nationally.

2008

Robin Millar
The University of York
For outstanding leadership in the teaching, learning and assessment of physics. He has helped to redefine the aims of science education, contributing creative projects that have re-shaped classroom practice, and inspired teachers.

2007

Philip Britton
The Grammar School at Leeds
For his many contributions to physics teaching in schools.

2006

Derek Raine
University of Leicester
For his work on the teaching of physics in universities, in particular for pioneering the use of problem-based learning in physics in the UK.

2005

Ken Dobson
For his important contributions to physics education in assessment and in the development of original curriculum material.

2004

Elizabeth Swinbank

2003

Ian Lawrence

2002

Robert Lambourne and Michael Harry Tinker

2001

George Marx

2000

Frank Russell Stannard

1999

Averil Mary Macdonald

1998

Maurice George Ebison

1997

Timothy David Robert Hickson

1996

Brenda Margaret Jennison

1995

Bryan Reginald Chapman

1994

Cyril Isenberg

1993

Christopher Anthony Butlin

1992

J Colin Siddons

1991

Kevin William Keohane

1990

John Marden Osborne

1989

J Goronwy Jones

1988

Anthony P French

1987

James Turnbull Jardine

1986

Wilfred Llowarch

1985

Eric Malcolm Rogers

1983

Charles Alfred Taylor

1981

Geoffrey Edward Foxcroft

1979

Margaret Maureen Hurst

1977

Edward John Wenham

1975

William Albert Coates

1973

Jon Michael Ogborn and Paul Joseph Black

1971

George Robert Noakes

1969

John Logan Lewis

1967

Donald McGill (posthumously)