4 December 2018

Our annual award recognises excellence in science communication and is open to both trainees and undergraduates.

There is still time to nominate a great science communicator in our annual Furness Prize for Science Communication, which closes on 10 December.

Named after former College President Professor Peter Furness (2008-2011), The Furness Prize is an award given to a pathology trainee or undergraduate who has carried out high quality  science communication activities throughout the year. Professor Furness set up and funded the prize to recognise the importance of high quality public engagement work, and reward and recognise those trainees and undergraduates who carry it out.

A prize of £200 is generously awarded to the winner of the competition and nominations can be made by candidates themselves or from a colleague via a short nomination form; download this from the competition page. We welcome nominations from all specialties, and from both trainees and undergraduates.

The winner of the 2018 Prize will be invited to receive their prize at the College's New Fellow's Ceremony in London on 7 February 2019. They’ll be able to bring a guest and the cost of travel to the ceremony will be reimbursed by the College.

Last year Dr Michelle (k/a Mikhaila) Muscat, a Speciality Registrar in chemical pathology, was awarded the Furness Prize for her widely ranging work communicating and teaching pathology including school workshops, teaching resources and a novel.

Visit our competition pages to find out more.