At our AGM on 1st December, Dr Sarah King, outgoing chair of the group, announced the recipient of The Brighton Medal, for outstanding service to Geology in Museums. Sarah chose to award the medal posthumously to Matthew Parkes, who sadly passed away in 2020. A number of people present at the AGM also spoke up with their memories of working with Matthew. 

A full citation will be published in due course. An obituary for Matthew was published in Geological Curator 11(4) at

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