100 years of the Society of Radiographers is celebrated with new badge

Commemorative badge sparks social media celebrations

Published: 24 September 2020 SoR

The 100th anniversary of the Society of Radiographers was celebrated on 6 August 2020 and to mark the moment, members could apply for one of only 100 badges of a special limited edition design. Within minutes of opening for applications, the Society tweeted that they had been overwhelmed with responses.

Radiographers from across the spectrum of the profession have been receiving their badges over recent weeks, from students to senior radiographers and past President of the Society Gareth Thomas.

Many members took to social media to show off their badges, including senior radiographer Nick Yule, from the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil. ‘It’s a wonderful milestone for the Society’, said Nick.

‘It’s not everyday you can celebrate 100 years and the badge is a way that I can join in the celebrations. It’s also a great memory from the SoR and something to look back on.‘ 

SoR's badge tweets

Thank you #sor100 for the lovely gift I received. It goes well with my other SoR badge. It's been a very different and difficult year - stay safe. Happy 100 years of supporting us all.

Grateful to receive this today & help celebrate the centenary of the Society of Radiographers! Grateful for all that the SoR offers & opportunities available for all its members and Reps! #sor100 #proudtobearadiographer

A nice surprise in the post today. The Society of Radiographers Centenary badge. Which I will keep alongside my other SoR badge and the badge I received from GCU when I qualified  #sor100

Honour to receive this special badge to celebrate 100 years of this amazing organisation. Proud to lead the SCOR for the 97th year.

Mum and I got one each too! #matchymatchy

Chuffed with my centenary badge! Love my profession, here's to another 100 years! #sor100

How lovely is this? I didn’t think for a second a student member would get one. Absolutely chuffed and walking round with a big cheesy grin! #radiographers #sor100 #studentradiographer

Many congrats @SCoRMembers on 100 years of incredible achievements. This will have pride of place on the student uniform for another year and hopefully somewhere more permanent after that. Thank you. #sor100 #SCoR #therapeuticradiographer

Proud to receive a SoR Centenary badge! Celebrating 100 years of the Society of Radiographers! In one of the most extraordinary years. Thank you SoR for all the work you do #Sor100 #radiographer #ProudRadiographer

This was a nice surprise to come home to at the end of a busy week in ED. Celebrating 100 years of @SCoRMembers, although qualifying as a diagnostic radiographer in 2020 in the middle of a pandemic is something I won't forget! Hope I can do the profession proud.

Thank you @SCoRMembers for sending this beauty to me. When I get a lanyard again it will be on there! Extremely proud to be a radiographer and the journey of radiographers! #scor100 #nhs #radiographers #proud #ahp #xrays