The Medal

The Hugh Owen Medal is named in honour of Sir Hugh Owen (1804-1881).

The award is supported by Welsh Government and  fulfills the Society’s strategic objective of recognising and celebrating excellence in scholarly disciplines connected to Wales.

The Hugh Owen Medal is awarded in recognition of significant contributions to educational research, or the application of research to produce significant innovations in education policy and/or professional educational practice in Wales.

There are no age restrictions, and those who have taken a career break are  eligible.

The recipient will be awarded a specially struck commemorative medal and will receive the award in person at a Society event. Each medal will be accompanied by a monetary prize and a certificate.

Recipients are required to provide a relevant public lecture and/or publish a short article that raises the profile of educational research.

Nominations are open to all, but nominees cannot nominate themselves.