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WCSM invites entries to two of its esteemed medals.

WCSM invites entries to two of its esteemed medals.

At a fitting end of British Science Week, the WCSM request submissions for the Ruskell Medal and the Master’s Medal for 2021.

The Ruskell Medal acknowledges work which represents a significant advancement in knowledge; the Master’s Medal is for those publishing work for the first time – people in academic study who have not yet achieved a doctorate or those working in product design and application in industry. The Medals will be awarded at our Court Lunch in Apothecaries’ Hall in London on 6 October 2021.

Since receiving its Royal Charter in 1629, the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers has encouraged research into the prevention and treatment of vision impairment.

THE 2021 RUSKELL MEDAL (A brief outline)

Each year, the Company awards a bronze medal to recognise research in ophthalmology and/or vision science which contributes significantly to the advancement of our understanding of vision and the prevention of unnecessary blindness. The Ruskell Medal is named after the late Gordon Ruskell, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Optometry and Visual Science at City University, a classical anatomist whose interest in optometry and neurology resulted in many discoveries in ocular science.

The 2021 Medal Award process launches today. The Ruskell Medal and an accompanying purse of £750 will be awarded to the first-named author of the best paper in the fields of ophthalmology or visual science published during the qualifying period (1 September 2020 to 31 July 2021) by an entrant currently working in an academic department in the United Kingdom. We encourage applications from all eligible candidates, regardless of nationality, age, race, disability, gender or self-identification.

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