Amulree Essay Prize 2018: Students of medicine and dentistry

The BGS invites entries from medical and dental students for the 41st award of the Amulree Prize, to be submitted by 1st December 2018.

The essay should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length and should be on a subject pertinent to ageing or old age, from a medical, biological or sociological point of view. It should include a review of relevant literature, but particular credit will be given for original thought and accounts of personal experience. Reports on ‘special study modes’ would be welcome. Marks are awarded for overall presentation, structure, strength of argument, completeness of supporting literature, conclusions and relevance to geriatric medicine. The prize commemorates the late Lord Amulree, a founder member and former President of the British Geriatrics Society, and was instituted in 1975.

The current value of the prize is: first prize £450; second prize £350; third prize £250.


To enter, you must be medical or dental student on a full-time course or on secondment to a Medical or Dental School in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

Essays should be submitted by email, in MS Word format (please put your name and the name of your school in the header of each page), to scientificofficer [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk of the BGS. The closing date for submission of essays is 1st December 2018.

The winning essay will be published on the British Geriatrics Society website.

Examples of winning essays may be downloaded below.