Academics knighted in Birthday Honours


Her Majesty's Birthday Honours, announced on 17 June, included awards recognising academic and research excellence by Oxford figures.

Anthony Atkinson, FBA, Warden of Nuffield College, has been knighted for services to Economics.

William Castell, Visiting Fellow at Green College, and chief executive, Nycomed Amersham, has been awarded a Knighthood, for services to the Life Sciences Industry.

Professor George Radda, CBE, FRS, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council, Professor of Molecular Cardiology, Fellow of Merton College, has received a Knighthood for services to biomedical science.

Professor John Shipley Rowlinson, FRS, Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Emeritus Fellow, Exeter College, has been knighted for services to chemistry, chemical engineering, and education.

Alan Charles Laurence Whistler, CBE, FRS, Honorary Fellow of Balliol, has been awarded a Knighthood for services to art.

Mrs Vivien Louise Duffield, CBE, Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Member of the Chancellor's Court of Benefactors, was made a DBE for services to the arts.

Dr Ann McPherson, Fellow and College Doctor, Green College, was made a CBE for services to teenage health and to innovation in women's health care.

Professor Richard Macrory, Supernumerary Fellow, Linacre College, was made a CBE for services to environment protection law.

Dr Rosemary Hails, Lecturer in Biology, St Anne's College, was made an MBE for services to environmental research.

Ronald Watson, Custodian at Christ Church, was made an MBE for services to Christ Church and to the community in Oxford.

Timothy John Garton Ash, Kurt A. Kober Fellow, and Dean, St Antony's, was made a CMG for services to the promotion of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe.


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