The Times/Sternberg Active Life Award: 'Celebrating those older and wiser'
In December 2010 'The Times' newspaper announced the winner and runners-up of the Times/Sternberg Active Life Award. Ken Mason, Professor (Emeritus) of Forensic Medicine at Edinburgh Law School, was selected as a runner up for the prestigious award.
Created in 2008, the Sternberg Award was founded as a means of marking the contributions of older generations to our society. As the newspaper states, "The award pays tribute to those who are aged over 70 and who have channelled their energy and wisdom into a cause that changes the lives of those around them, whether through the arts, science, business or dozens of other fields." Nominations for the award are made by readers of the Times.
The winner of the 2010 award was announced as World War Two veteran John Madenjie. The Law School however was delighted with the news that one of our own members of staff, Professor Ken Mason, was nominated and selected as a runner up.
Professor Mason has a long-standing international reputation in the investigation of transport accidents, and in the fields of forensic medicine and pathology generally. In recent years he has undertaken extensive research in medical law and medical ethics, with particular emphasis on the jurisprudence developing around reproductive medicine.