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Gerald Cecil Lalor O.M., O.J., C.D.: AWARDS AND HONOURS

The life and work of Gerald Cecil Lalor, renowned Jamaican scientist.


  2. Prof. Lalor receiving the Jamaican National Honour, Commander of the Order of Distinction (C.D.), from former Governor General, Sir Florizel Glasspole


      • 1951-53 Farquharson Memorial Award.  An exhibition offered by the Jamaica Imperial Association in memory of Sir Arthur Farquharson, founder of the Association

        Leverhulme Colonial Scholarship for research with Dr. E.A. Moelwyn-Hughes, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge.


        Carnegie Fellowship. Research at Harvard University and brief programmes at other Universities in the U.S.

        1970 Canadian International Development Agency Fellowsip taken up at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories, Canada.
        1974 International Atomic Energy Agency Award for study tour of Nuclear Research Centres in the USSR and the German Democratic Republic.
        1979 Centenary Medal of the Institute of Jamaica "in recognition of contribution to Cultural Development in Jamaica in the field of Natural Science".
        1980 Commander of the Order of Distinction (C.D.), Jamaican National Honour, for outstanding and important services to Jamaica.
        1981 Special Award of the Jamaica Society for Scientists and Technologists for Contributions to the Development of Science and Technology.
        1984 Gleaner's Annual Honour Award for University of the West Indies Distance Teaching Experiment (UWIDITE).
        1987 Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Fellow of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences.
        1987 Fellow of the Jamaican Society of Scientists and Technologists. This award is rare: there have only been two fellows and the maximum number at any one time is five.
        1987 Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Fellow of the Caribbean Academy of
        1990 Postgraduate Community (UWI) Award for Outstanding in the Development of the Postgraduate Residences and the keen interest displayed for the Well Being of the Postgraduate Students.
        1990 Order of Jamaica (O.J.), Jamaica National Honour. This honour is conferred upon citizens of outstanding distinction and equates with the knighthood.
        1991 Sir Philip Sherlock Award for Excellence.
        1992 Gold Musgrave Medal of the Institute of Jamaica "for distinguished eminence in the field of Science".
        1993 Induction into the Hall of Fame of the Professional Societies Association of Jamaica.
        1996 Kingston College Old Boys Association Award "Presented to Professor Gerald Lalor for Voluminous Contribution to Scholarship, Science and Unmitigating Concern for Humanity".
        1996 Pelican Award
        1998 Norman Washington Manley Award for Excellence in Science and Technology for Development.
        2004 National Medal for Science and Technology
        2019 Order of Merit (OM), Jamaica National Honour. This honour is conferred upon citizens  who have achieved eminent international distinction in the field of science, the arts, literature or any other endeavour.



   Prof. Lalor with his family at the Norman Washington Manley Award ceremony, 1998


Receiving the Gold Musgrave Medal, 1992