14, September, 2020

We are delighted to announce the results of the OMRS Virtual Exhibition.

Members voted for three Member's Choice awards: Best Exhibit; Best Use of Technology in Presenting an Exhibit; and Best Overall Exhibit (combined votes of the best exhibit and best use of technology)

Best Exhibit: Winner    Jim Kemp - The Fateful Night of 16th December 1910. Highly Commended: Chris Bacon - Mystery Bomber, and Meurig Jones - The QSA and other medals.

Best Use of Technology: Winner    David Doorne - Let Not The Deep Swallow Them Up. Highly Commended: Jonathan Smith - British Orders – The Documents, and Meurig Jones - The QSA and other medals.

Best Overall Exhibit: Winner    David Doorne - Let Not The Deep Swallow Them Up. Highly Commended: Jonathan Smith - British Orders – The Documents, Meurig Jones - The QSA and other medals, Chris Bacon - Mystery Bomber and Jim Kemp - The Fateful Night of 16th December 1910.


Congratulations to the winners and to those who were highly commended and thank you to everyone who took part.

The exhibition will stay on the website for now to enable those who want to review the exhibits in light of the results.

31, August, 2020

Votes by members for accepting the new Constitution have been verified and the result is as follows:

Voting Yes - 185
Voting No - 19

Therefore the new version of the Constitution will be the version used by the OMRS. Any questions then please email


Those wishing to read the revised constitution please go here -

31, August, 2020

This year's Virtual Exhibition is now open for Members to view and to vote for their favourite exhibits. Members need to be logged in to view the exhibits which can be found at:

26, June, 2020

The OMRS has the following Social Media sites available to members, feel free so subscribe and contribute. They are as follows:

Twitter - @OMRS17995839
Instagram - Medal_Research_Society

2, June, 2020


Here is the latest publication to come out from the OMRS - A guide:  Medals & Awards to British Police by Local Authorities of the UK containing over 260 colour and 16 B+W illustrations. The price is £12 to members and £17 to non-members.

22, May, 2020

The OMRS has a new facebook page and you are all invited..... follow the link and join in the fun :)

2, April, 2020

The Cotswold Branch mini-convention has been postponed until a later date, which will be confirmed once the Covid-19 situation becomes clearer.

If you require more information in the meantime then please contact John Wright, the Secretary of the Cotswold Branch.

31, March, 2020

It is with great regret that the Executive Committee has taken the decision to cancel the Annual Convention, scheduled for 11-13 September at the Bristol Marriott.

The full statement to Members from the OMRS President, Robin Thomas, can be found here.

20, March, 2020

Any member can find out information about the OMRS honours and awards, who can receive them or how people can be nominated by going to "Society Docs & Notices" then "Society Honours" within this website.  Please note the closing date for nominations for this years awards is 31st May 2020 and any nominations should be e-mailed directly to the President at the following email address -

4, February, 2020

The OMRS has teamed up with Coin Collector magazine to promote our hobby to a new audience. The Spring 2020 issue of the quarterly magazine has a four page section on collecting medals including tips for collectors. Three members of the OMRS – Robin Thomas, James Kemp and Will Bennett - have contributed pieces on ‘treasured medals’ in their collections explaining why these are particularly important to them. The ‘treasured medals’ column will continue as a regular feature in Coin Collector. Follow this link for more info - 

The aim is to introduce our hobby to readers of a magazine aimed primarily at those involved in a different collecting specialism. While the OMRS is hugely grateful for the support it receives from magazines which are wholly or partly for medal collectors, the Society believes that it also has to broaden its horizons and raise its profile in other publications. Hopefully it can attract new medal collectors and, of course, new members by doing this.

If you would like to buy the latest copy of Coin Collector or subscribe to the quarterly magazine, just