In 1988 BGS instigated the Skempton Gold Medal, which is awarded for major contributions to the practice of geotechnics in the UK over a sustained period.
The idea behind the Skempton medal is that the individual will not normally have received other comparable recognition in this country.
At the inaugural ceremony of the award, a special presentation of the first Gold Medal was made to Professor Skempton.
Subsequent recepients to date are:
Michael Tomlinson 1988
David Croney 1991
David Greenwood 1993
Arthur Penman 1997