|Clifford Paterson Lecture|
|Awarded for||Prize lecture|
The Clifford Paterson Lecture is a prize lecture of the Royal Society now given biennially on an engineering topic. A £500 gift is given to the lecturer. The lectures, which honour Clifford Copland Paterson, founder-director of the GEC Wembley Research Laboratories 1918-1948, were instituted by the General Electric Company plc in 1975.
Clifford Paterson Lectures
- 1976 Eric Eastwood on Radar: new techniques and applications
- 1977 Gordon Rawcliffe on Induction motors: old and new
- 1978 Eric Ash on Recent advances in acoustic imaging
- 1979 Gordon George Scarrott on From slave to servant: the evolution of computing systems
- 1980 Derek Harry Roberts on Memory: its function, technology and impact
- 1981 Cyril Hilsum on Electronic displays: the link between man and microcircuit
- 1982 Michael Crowley-Milling on The worlds largest accelerator: the electron-positron collider LEP
- 1983 John Edwin Midwinter on Optical fibre communications, present and future
- 1984 Alexander Lamb Cullen on Microwaves: the art and the science
- 1985 George William Gray on Liquid crystals: an arena for research and industrial collaboration among chemists, physicists and engineers
- 1986 Alec Nigel Broers on Fundamental limits to microstructure fabrication
- 1987 Gareth Gwyn Roberts on At home with science and technology
- 1988 Walter Thompson Welford on Microlithography and the ultraviolet: experiments with an excimer laser
- 1989 Alan Walter Rudge on The organization and management of R&D in a privatised British Telecom 
- 1990 Maurice Wilkes on Progress and research in the computer industry 
- 1991 David N. Payne on Circuits, sensors and strands of light
- 1992 Marcel Garnier on Magnetohydrodynamics in material processing
- 1993 I.R. Young on Accurate measurement in vivo magnetic resonance: an engineering problem?
- 1994 Michael Brady on Seeing machines and robots
- 1995 Frank Kelly on Modelling communication networks: present and future
- 1996 Martin Wood on Superconductivity: will the dream come true?
- 1997 Gareth Parry on From electrons and photons to optoelectronics and photonics
- 1998 Colin Webb on Making light work: applications of high power lasers
- 1999 Andy Hopper on Progress and research in the communications industry
- 2000 Eli Yablonovitch on Electronmagnetic bandgaps, at photonic and radio frequencies
- 2001 Allan Snyder on Light guiding light in the new millennium
- 2002 Roger Needham on Computer Security?
- 2003 Chris Toumazou on The bionic man
- 2004 Sandu Popescu on What is quantum non-locality?
- 2005 Wilson Sibbett on Optical science in the fast lane
- 2006 Richard Friend on Plastic fantastic; electronics for the 21st Century. The lecture can be view from the Video Library 
- 2008 Martin Bodo Plenio, on Taming the Quanta
- 2009 Andrew DeMello on The Lilliput laboratory: chemistry & biology on the small scale 
- 2010 David MacKay on Information theory meets writing
- 2011 S. Ravi P. Silva on Carbon electronics
- 2012 Molly Stevens on Regenerating organs and other small challenges
- 2014 Polina Bayvel on Fundamental research in high bandwidth digital communications and nonlinear optics 
- 2016 Russell Cowburn for his remarkable academic, technical and commercial achievements in nano-magnetics
- 2018 Timothy Leighton for translation of his fundamental research into acoustics and its application in many areas ...
- 2020 Jacqueline Cole for the development of photo-crystallography and the discovery of novel high-performance nonlinear optical materials and light-harvesting dyes using molecular design rules 
- "The Clifford Paterson Lecture (1975)". The Royal Society. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
- Ryde, J. W. (1949). "Clifford Copland Paterson. 1879-1948". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 6 (18): 479. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1949.0010. JSTOR 768937.
- "Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture". royalsociety.org. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
- "Clifford Paterson Lecture". The Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
- Kelly, F. P. (1996). "The Clifford Paterson Lecture, 1995: Modelling Communication Networks, Present and Future". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 354 (1707): 437–463. doi:10.1098/rsta.1996.0016.
- "Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture winner 2020". Royal Society. Retrieved 5 October 2019.