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Department of Psychology

Professor Barry Everitt has been awarded the 2021 Croonian Medal and Lecture of the Royal Society for research which has elucidated brain mechanisms of motivation and applied them to important societal issues such as drug addiction.

The lectureship was conceived by William Croone FRS (PDF), one of the original Fellows of the Society.  Among the papers left on his death in 1684 were plans to endow two lectureships, one at the Royal Society and the other at the Royal College of Physicians. His widow later bequeathed the means to carry out the scheme. The lecture series began in 1738. The medal is the premier lecture in the Biological Sciences and is awarded annually, accompanied by a gift of £10,000.

See on the Royal Society website.

The Croonian Medal and Lecture is a prestigious award given at the invitation of the Royal Society of London and the Royal College of Physicians to outstand lectures in the Biological Sciences.





The Royal Society (2020). Croonian Medal and Lecture. Retrieved August 04, 2020, From

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