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New year, new honours

Ngaire WoodsWe are pleased to announce that five members of the Univ community have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.

Professor Ngaire Woods (pictured) is a Senior Research Fellow at Univ, founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, and Professor of Global Economic Governance. She is appointed CBE for services to Higher Education and Public Policy. She commented on the University of Oxford website, “I am honoured by this award which reflects the remarkable dedication of the staff, faculty and students of the Blavatnik School of Government. The establishment of the School underscores what is possible when fantastic colleagues and supporters across Oxford and across the world come together to address a very serious challenge.”

Professor Bernard Silverman, a former Junior Research Fellow at Univ, becomes Sir Bernard this year. The Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Oxford, former Master of St Peter’s College, and lately Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office, is knighted for public service and services to Statistics.

Mrs Emma Shevvan Knights, née Haygarth, (1982, Biochemistry) is appointed OBE for services to Education. Mrs Knights is the Chief Executive of the National Governance Association and was Univ’s first female JCR President in 1983.

Miss Deborah Lamb (1982, English) is appointed OBE for services to Heritage. Miss Lamb is Deputy Director of Historic England.

Mr Nigel Tully (1961, Physics) is appointed MBE for his services to Music. The award was made in recognition of the impact he has made on the UK music scene with The Dark Blues, for leading the transformation of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and for his contributions to the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Congratulations to everyone who was recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. What a wonderful way to start 2018.

If we have missed someone from our list, please contact us at communications@univ.ox.ac.uk

Published: 22 January 2018

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