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Nancy Rothwell Award 2019 – winners announced

28 Nov 2019

Our President and Vice-Chancellor’s award, for the Royal Society of Biology with support from the Royal Veterinary College, highlights the benefits of combining art and science

Nancy Rothwell with some of the winners and runners up

The winners of the Nancy Rothwell Award – which celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science – have been announced during Biology Week 2019.  The award is named after Nancy as she was the Founding President of the Royal Society of Biology

Nancy said: “Every year I’m delighted to see the quality of the work that is entered and the passion that is clearly felt by the young artists for the intricacies of anatomy, and this year is no exception. I can see their love for and fascination with science through these tremendous art pieces. I have always believed that combining art and science makes for a rounded, highly perceptive student.”

To see the impressive works, in age categories from seven-years-old to 18-years-old, visit:

The overall winner in each category was awarded a set of drawing pencils, a certificate and £25, while their school also received £100. A winner and some of the runners up visited the campus this week and met with Nancy and Professor Richard Reece and had a tour of the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health.