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Nancy Rothwell Award

Tree_Frog_Daniel_Callaghan_Low_Res copyA colourful red-eyed tree frog, Agalychnis callidryas, is the winning image of the inaugural Nancy Rothwell specimen drawing competition, as announced at the Royal Veterinary College, London, as part of Biology Week.

Daniel Callaghan (16) of St Leonards Catholic School in Durham, won in the highest category (15-18 years old) with his stunning drawing of the frog, along with three intricately labelled diagrams of the animal’s skeleton, organ and muscular systems.

The Society of Biology launched the Nancy Rothwell Award this year to celebrate specimen drawing in schools and highlight the benefits of links between art and science.

Tree_Frog_Daniel_Callaghan_Low_ResProfessor Dame Nancy Rothwell, vice chancellor at The University of Manchester and past president of the Society of Biology, said: “I have always loved art as well as science. I wasn’t a judge but personal favourite is the frog because it combines the animal’s beauty with the very detailed inner anatomy.”


This competition was organised as part of Draw and Develop, a joint initiative administered by the Society of Biology and the Royal Veterinary College. The awards were presented at the Vet College with almost 700 attendees.

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