The Spiers Memorial Award was presented in recognition of an individual who had made an outstanding contribution to the field of a Faraday Discussion. Each Faraday Discussion meeting is opened by an introductory lecturer who sets the scene for the discussion, and up to two awards could be made to introductory lecturers in any given calendar year.
In 2020, as part of a series of changes introduced following an independent review of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s recognition programmes, this award evolved to the Spiers Memorial Lecture, to be given by the introductory lecturer at each Faraday Discussion meeting. Each lecturer will also receive a token of recognition.
A web collection, featuring the contributions of Spiers Memorial Lecturers and Introductory Lecturers of previous Faraday Discussion meetings, can be found here on our publishing platform.