The Guthrie Lecture was instituted by the Council of The Physical Society in 1914 in memory of its founder, Professor Frederick Guthrie. In 1965 the Council of the Institute and Society decided that, in view of the changed conditions since the lecture was established, this, the senior award within its gift, should be changed to a Medal and Prize.
The award will be made annually, for contributions to physics, to a physicist of international reputation in any sector. The medal will be silver gilt and will be accompanied by a prize of £1000 and a certificate. The medallist may be invited to give a lecture at an appropriate conference in the year in which the award is made.
Medallist for 2005 : William Frank Vinen
The University of Birmingham