The Young Explorers’ Trust is delighted to share the news that Ted Grey has been recognised by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) with an Honorary Fellowship.
The award was announced alongside several others, including two Royal Medals, which are among the highest honours of their kind in the world. The Founder’s Medal is awarded to Andrew Mitchell for his lifetime’s contribution to protect tropical rainforests and combat climate change. Professor Felix Driver receives the 2023 Patron’s Medal for his contributions to historical geography and to the Society.
Ted has held a number of roles with the Young Explorers’ Trust over a lifetime of service and his Honorary Fellowship is in recognition of outstanding support for geography.
I am honoured to receive this prestigious Award and wish to share it with the many young explorers I have led, advised and helped over 50 years.Ted Grey
This year, the Society’s medals and awards recognise 23 outstanding people and organisations for their notable contribution to geography. Among other recipients, photographer and writer team Harriet and Rob Fraser received the Cherry Kearton Medal and Award for their discipline-crossing work that sheds light on the seldom-seen and seldom-heard in the context of rural landscapes. Jane Rumble OBE is awarded the Back Medal for her commitment to shaping public policy in polar settings, and inspirational academic, Professor Anson Mackay, is awarded the Victoria Medal in recognition of their transformative impact on the discipline of geography.