Michael Palin giving award to Dr. EarlePhoto by Lis Parham
The rain cleared away, the skies brightened and nearly 300 guests arrived heralding a magical evening at the awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Sylvia, a long-time Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, was there to be honoured with the highest award that can be bestowed. It was back in April of this year that Sylvia was made aware that Her Majesty The Queen had approved the award to her of the Patron’s Medal of the Society for the encouragement, development and promotion of ocean science and exploration.
Dr. Earle with Patron’s medalPhoto by Lis Parham
This is one of the Society’s two Gold Medals which are the most prestigious medals awarded and one of the world’s highest accolades in geography.…