“Explaining things in simple terms is a great gift and art. It is something we must be thankful for,” says Tim Hunt, who was Chair for the evening's proceedings. The Biochemical Society Award for 2002 was awarded to Bernard Dixon and Steven Rose for their outstanding contribution to communicating science in the public domain. “I'm absolutely delighted that my very own Society has decided to honour these two brilliant practitioners of that difficult art,” says Tim. A description of the medal can be found in the The Biochemist (August 2002, 46–47).

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