The Keilin Memorial Lecture was first awarded in 1964 to commemorate the late David Keilin.
The lecturer and subject of the lecture are selected, by the Awards Committee, from a field related to the interests of Keilin in bioenergetics, electron transfer and mitochondrial biology. The lecture is normally delivered every other year at a Society conference but the Society has the power to modify this programme. The venue of the lecture may be outside the UK.
The Keilin Lecturer receives a medal and an honorarium of £2000 and the awardee is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.