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Harold Jeffreys Lectureship

The Harold Jeffreys Lecture is given annually by a distinguished and eloquent speaker on a suitable topic in geophysics. The Harold Jeffreys lecture is generally reserved for topics concerning the interior structure, formation and composition of the Earth and/or planets (e.g. seismology, tectonics, geodesy, geomagnetism, solar system dynamics, meteoritics). The speaker may be based in the UK or overseas. The lecture is delivered at an Ordinary (A&G) meeting of the RAS.


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Nominations should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31 July for the following year's awards and should include:

  • The above nomination form
  • A full CV
  • A short list of key refereed publications (preferably with citation data. Ideally, this publication list should be extracted from the Web of Science)
  • Your nomination (minimum length 300 words, maximum length 600 words). This should address how the nominee fulfils the criteria of the Award, and also include the nominee's present career stage, the nominee's present post, and other awards and honours. Successful nominations argue a strong case for why the nominee deserves the award over and above one of their peers working in the same area. It is helpful if the nomination is phrased in such a way that extracts from it can be used in the formal recommendation of the Committee. The nomination should include one or more suggestions for a topic on which the nominee could speak.

Additional supporting material may be requested if required.