Upcoming Events

30 July, 2018 - 18:00
31 July, 2018 - 19:30
11 August, 2018 - 13:30


The area reserved for OMRS exhibitors at the Nottingham Conference Centre. Photograph: Richard Emsley

Booking is now open for the OMRS Annual Convention that will be held on 14th-16th September 2018 at the Nottingham Conference Centre (NCC). Click HERE to book.

Every month branches across the UK and around the world host presentations and stage trips to support OMRS members' medallic research. Keep up to date with your local branch activities.OMRS local branches programmes for 2018 can be found in the Local Branch pages and in the Events Calendar. To visit your local branch contact the named contact on the branch pages.

Strong start anounced to this year's Convention bookings especially Welcome Reception and Annual Dinner. Members also urged to book their accommodation with the Crowne Plaza while accommodation is still available as some types are selling out.

‘By Order Of Her Majesty’ The Crimea Medal - Cover Image

The Society's hardback stock of ‘By Order Of Her Majesty’ The Crimea Medal by Tony Martin et.al. has sold out. To order a paperback copy using Lulu.com's print-on-demand service click here.

The Swedish Chancery of the Royal Orders of Knighthood will host the 12th European Conference of Phaleristic Societies on 25th-27th May 2018 in Stockholm. For full details click here.

The June edition of the OMRS Journal will be available soon. Members must ensure their email and/or postal address details are up to date in order to receive it.

Convention exhibition breaks records in both quantity and quality - in a record field of 40 exhibits,13 out of 29 competitive exhibits gain gold medals


Exhibition Area 2017 Convention

“An excellent Convention which must rank as one of the very best yet” OMRS President, Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork MBE sums up the 2017 OMRS annual Convention.

Our Society exists to promote a general interest in the study of orders, decorations and medals and to actively encourage and publish research into all aspects of civil and military medals, with a particular focus on those issued by Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries.

Members’ interests range from awards for gallantry in battle, or bravery in saving life, through forgotten wars and far-flung campaigns, to long and meritorious public service away from the limelight. Research interests stretch from pure numismatics, through the military or social history surrounding the circumstances of awards, to the genealogy of the medal recipient.