The Royal Anthropological Institute has awarded a patron's medal to James Woodburn, senior lecturer in anthropology at the London School of Economics; the Rivers Memorial Medal to Caroline Humphrey, professor of Asian anthropology at the University of Cambridge; and the Lucy Mair Medal for applied anthropology to Nicolas Peterson, reader in the department of archaeology and anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra.
Sir John Meurig Thomas, master of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, has been elected an honorary fellow of the Royal Spanish Academy of Science.
Sir Keith Peters, regius professor of physic at the school of clinical medicine in Cambridge and fellow of Christ's College, is one of only nine foreign scholars elected to the American Philosophical Society.
Philip Gibbard, university lecturer at the Godwin Institute, Cambridge, has been awarded the Lyell Fund for 1999 from the Geological Society for his contribution to Quaternary geology.
Ekhard Salje, head of the department of earth sciences at Cambridge University, has been awarded the Humboldt Research Prize for work on microstructures in minerals.
Upendra Baxi, professor of law at the University of Warwick, has been awarded an honorary doctor of laws at the National Law School, University of India.
David Storey, director of the Centre for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises at the Warwick Business School, has received an award for Supporter of Entrepreneurship from Ernst & Young.