Upcoming Events

21 August, 2017 -
20:00 to 22:00
29 August, 2017 -
19:30 to 22:00
9 September, 2017 -
13:30 to 16:00


OMRS Convention Returns to Stratford upon Avon. Booking is now open – click here to book. Following last year’s highly successful Convention, Convention will return to the Crowne Plaza in Stratford upon Avon. The Friday evening a drinks reception sets the scene ahead of two days of a grueling schedule of medal-related activities on Saturday and Sunday.

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 2017 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.

Speakers for Convention 2017 Announced. Speakers will be James Davies, MOD Medal Office, Gurinder Singh Mann, Sikh Museum Initiative and David Langrish, The National Archives. Full details available here.

The membership renewal period will open as soon as the June edition of the Journal is received. Members can renew their membership through the website by logging in to their account and clicking on the Renew Membership button.

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of Norman Gooding‘s new book Honours and Awards to Women The Royal Navy. Norman is one of Britain’s leading experts on honours and awards to women

OMRS General Secretary, Dahlia Harrison, has moved to Spalding, Lincolnshire. Should members need to contact her by post, her new address is OMRS, PO Box 1220, Spalding, PE11 9FZ, UK.

Exhibit in 2017! – we want as many members as possible to share the results of their research. Exhibitor Guidelines give guidance on exhibiting. Use the ...

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The OMRS announces the publication of two new books: The Ashantee Medal 1873-74 to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines by Nick Tucker and

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.