by Marion Nestle

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Apr 15 2023

The Edinburgh Medal: A Few Photos

Edinburgh City Chambers set up for the event.  The Edinburgh Medal is presented as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival.  Mine was sponsored by the City Council, Science Festival, and U.S. Embassy.  Thanks to all.


Giving the Medal address.


Tim Lang gave the Oration and Annie Anderson gave the  Vote of Thanks.


Edinburgh Lord Provost Robert Aldridge presented the Medal and Certificate.  His gold chain weighs 7 pounds and the medallion is set with 140 diamonds.


The names of previous Medal recipients are on a Chamber wall.


Mine appears in this lower section.  They tell me it will be corrected to read Professor Marion Nestle.  But I’m still overwhelmed.


The Edinburgh Medal is awarded for work in science and humanity—science in the public interest (my name is on the reverse side). I am honored to receive it, to say the least.