The Julia Higgins Medal and Awards

The College has established the Julia Higgins Medal and Awards to recognise individuals and departments that have made a significant contribution to the support of academic women at the College, selected by a subcommittee of the Academic Opportunities Committee.

The 2013 Julia Higgins Medal has been awarded to Professor Lesley Cohen, Head of Solid State Physics in the Department of Physics, and this was celebrated at the May 2013 Postgraduate Degree Awards ceremony.

The 2013 Julia Higgins Certificates have been awarded to the NHLI and the Department of Chemistry.

The Medal and Awards are named in honour of Professor Dame Julia Higgins FRS, FREng, Professor of Polymer Science, now a Senior Research Investigator in Chemical Engineering, and previously Dean of the City and Guilds College and Principal of the Faculty of Engineering.

Call for Nominations for the 2013 Awards

Nominations are now invited for the 2013 Awards. Nominations should recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to the creation of a ‘level playing field’ for women academics over an extended period of time.

A nomination form is available at:

Please send completed nomination forms to Professor Dot Griffiths, Chair of the Academic Opportunities Committee (, by Monday 30 September 2013.

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