Archibald Ollé Prize

The Archibald Ollé Prize of $500 is given from time to time at the discretion of Council to the author who has submitted the best paper to the Society’s journal in any year. The prize was established under the terms of a bequest of Mrs A.D. Ollé.

Nominations close on 30 September of each year and should be sent to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


1956 R.L Stanton 1974 D.A. Gray
1958 A. Reichel 1977 L.A. Drake
1959 G. Bosson 1978 D.S. King
1960 H.G. Golding 1979 R.J. Korsch
1961 V.A. Bailey 1981 H.A. Martin
1962 J.C. Standard 1983 D.S. King & N.R .Lomb
1964 J.L. Griffith 1984 R.A.L. Osborne & T.J. Goodwin
1965 J. Roberts 1985-6 R.S. Vagg & P.A. Williams
1966 R.A. Binns 1987 S.J. Riley & H.M. Henry
1967 J.R. Connolly 1994 M. Organ
1970 B.B. Guy 1997 G. Neef
    2020 A.Moyal



These prestigious awards for excellence in science, engineering, philosophy and the arts, awarded by Australia's oldest learned society, recognise outstanding achievements.  

In 2021, nominations will be sought for the:
James Cook MedalClarke Medal and Memorial Lecture, Edgeworth David Medal, History and Philosophy of Science Medal, Pollock Memorial LectureWarren Prize, Archibald Ollé Prize, and the Royal Society of NSW Scholarships

Also, nominations will be sought for the Royal Society of NSW Medal and the Royal Society of NSW Citations, each of which recognise substantive contributions by a Member or Fellow to the work of the Society.

Nominations for the 2021 Awards open on 1 July 2021 and close on 30 September 2021. 

For 2021, each application must be accompanied by a completed nomination form (available from 1 July 2021) and supply the specified information.    

Information about the Awards and instructions for making nominations, click on the Award name in the drop-down list under the “Awards” menu.

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