Livingstone Medal: for outstanding service of a humanitarian nature with a clear geographical dimension. This was awarded first in 1901. Its recipients include Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Captain Roald Amundsen, Sir Edmund Hillary, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Palin.

  • 2018          Josh Littlejohn MBE & Alice Thompson
  • 2016          Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow OBE
  • 2015           Annie Lennox OBE
  • 2012           Mary Robinson
  • 2009           Rory Stewart OBE
  • 2008           Michael Palin CBE
  • 2006           The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme
  • 2004           HRH The Princess Royal
  • 2002           Christopher Brasher CBE
  • 2001           Dr Robert D Ballard
  • 2000           The Rt Hon Baroness Chalker of Wallasey PC
  • 1998           HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KT
  • 1997           Sir David Hempleman-Adams LVO OBE
  • 1996           HE Chief Emeka Anyaoku
  • 1995           Médecins Sans Frontières
  • 1994           Dr Richard Leakey
  • 1993           Sir Martin Holdgate CB
  • 1992           Sir Steven Runciman CH
  • 1991           Sir Chris Bonington CVO CBE
  • 1989           Sir David Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS
  • 1988           Tim Severin
  • 1982           Sir Ranulph T-W Fiennes OBE
  • 1981           Dr David R Stoddart OBE
  • 1978           Professor Ronald F E W Peel
  • 1975           The 1975 British Everest Expedition
  • 1974           Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE
  • 1971           Neil Armstrong
  • 1969           Sir Wally W Herbert
  • 1967           Sir Francis Chichester KBE
  • 1966           Paul-Émile Victor
  • 1964           Professor Eduard Imhof
  • 1962           Major Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger KBE DSO
  • 1961           Professor André Allix
  • 1956           Sir John Bagot Glubb KCB CMG DSO OBE MC
  • 1955           Sir Robert Charles Evans FRCS
  • 1953           Sir Edmund Hillary KBE
  • 1953           Sir John Hunt KT CBE DSO
  • 1951           Eric Earle Shipton CBE
  • 1950           Professor Alan G Ogilvie OBE
  • 1947           Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen
  • 1944           Major Noel Ewart Odell
  • 1943           Miss Eva French
  • 1943           Miss Francesca French
  • 1943           Miss Mildred Cable
  • 1939           The Rt Hon Lord Hailey KCSI KCIE
  • 1936           Frank Kingdon-Ward
  • 1932           Bertram Thomas OBE
  • 1931           Sir Hubert Wilkins MC
  • 1930           Sir Wilfred Grenfell KCMG
  • 1928           Sir Alan J Cobham KBE
  • 1927           Dr Isaiah Bowman
  • 1926           The Rt Hon Viscount Allenby GCB GCMG
  • 1925           Captain Roald Amundsen
  • 1924           Dr Marion I Newbigin
  • 1921           Colonel Frederick M Bailey CIE
  • 1916           Douglas W Freshfield DCL
  • 1915           Lord Kitchener of Khartoum KG KP GCB OM GCMG GCSI GCIE
  • 1913           Captain Edward R G R Evans RN KCB DSO SGM
  • 1910           Sir John Murray KCB FRS FRSE DSc DCL LLD
  • 1909           Sir Ernest H Shackleton CVO FRSGS
  • 1908           The Rt Hon Lord Avebury PC DCL LLD FRS
  • 1907           The Rt Hon Viscount Milner PC GCB GCMG
  • 1906           The Rt Hon Sir George D Taubman Goldie PC KCMG FRS DCL LLD
  • 1905           Sir Archibald Geikie OM KCB PRS FRSE DCL LLD FRS
  • 1904           Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN CVO MVO
  • 1903           Commander Robert E Peary USN
  • 1902           Dr Sven Anders Hedin
  • 1901           Sir Harry H Johnston GCMG KCB