Gold Medallists

From time to time the Society awards a Gold Medal for distinguished services to bibliography to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the subject and the furtherance of the Society’s aims. Over forty awards have been made since the Medal Fund was established in 1929 and recipients since 1990 have been Robin Alston, Nicolas Barker, James Carley, Peter Davison, Ian Doyle, Bernhard Fabian, Mirjam Foot, Lotte Hellinga, Anthony Hobson, Don McKenzie, David McKitterick, Henri-Jean Martin, James Mosley, Paul Needham, Dennis Rhodes, G. Thomas Tanselle and Andrew Watson. 

A Gold Medal sub-committee will be convened in Spring 2021 to consider nominations and make recommendations to Council for the next award of a Medal or Medals. All members of the Society are invited to submit nominations, which should be accompanied by a brief but detailed supporting text outlining the achievements of the person being nominated and a short bibliography of his or her principal publications. No more than three names may be submitted by any one individual. Nominations and supporting text should be sent to: Karen Limper-Herz, Hon. Secretary, The Bibliographical Society ( ), to reach her not later than 30 April 2021.

Previous Gold Medallists

1929 Wilberforce Eames
1929 Konrad Haebler
1929 M. R. James
1929 R. B. McKerrow
1929 A. W. Pollard
1932 Falconer Madan
1935 Sir Frederic Kenyon
1935 W. W. Greg
1948 Stanley Morison
1948 Strickland Gibson
1951 F. S. Ferguson
1951 Victor Scholderer
1956 M. E. Kronenberg
1956 A. F. Johnson
1957 L. C. Wroth
1960 E. A. Lowe
1960 J. B. Oldham
1965 W. A. Jackson
1969 Fredson Bowers
1969 Graham Pollard
1975 John Carter
1975 Neil Ker
1978 Howard Nixon
1982 Bernhard Bischoff
1982 Sir Geoffrey Keynes
1984 David Foxon
1986 P. O. Kristeller
1988 Katharine Pantzer
1990 Don McKenzie
1992 Anthony Hobson
1994 Henri-Jean Martin
1997 Robin Alston
1999 Nicolas Barker
1999 Bernhard Fabian
2001 Andrew Watson
2003 Peter Davison
2005 David McKitterick
2007 Dennis Rhodes
2009 Lotte Hellinga
2011 Paul Needham
2013 Mirjam Foot
2014 Ian Doyle
2015 G. Thomas Tanselle
2017 James Mosley
2019 James P. Carley

The Society would like to include links to short academic biographies of our Gold Medallists.
If you can suggest suitable additional or alternative ones, please send the links to the Hon. Editor of Electronic Publications.