Angus Deaton and Roger Scruton honoured in Queen’s Birthday list

Several vice-chancellors and academics have also been recognised

June 10, 2016

Philosopher Roger Scruton and economist and Princeton University professor Angus Deaton have been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Other knighthoods were awarded to David Clary, president of Magdalen College, Oxford, and Stanley Wells, Shakespeare scholar and honorary president of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, while Anna Dominiczak, vice-principal and head of the College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, and Frances Lannon, former principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, were made dames.

University leaders to be honoured include Paul O’Prey, vice-chancellor of the University of Roehampton, and Michael Thorne, former vice-chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, who were both appointed Commanders of the Order of the British Empire. Baroness Amos, the director of Soas, was appointed Companion of Honour.

Meanwhile David Fleming, former vice-chancellor of York St John University, Christine Ennew, chief executive of the University of Nottingham in Malaysia, and David Palfreyman, director of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies and bursar at New College, Oxford, were appointed Officers of the Order of the British Empire.

Anthony Finkelstein, professor of software systems engineering at University College London and the Alan Turing Institute, and Colin Lawson, director of the Royal College of Music, were among those appointed CBE.

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016

Among those given knighthoods:

  • Roger Scruton, for services to philosophy teaching and public education
  • Larry Siedentop, emeritus fellow, Keble College, Oxford, for services to political science
  • John Strang, professor in the psychiatry of the addictions and director the National Addiction Centre, King’s College London, for services to medicine, addictions and public health
  • Richard Treisman, research director, Francis Crick Institute, for services to biomedical science and to cancer research
  • Douglass Turnbull, professor of neurology, Newcastle University, for services to healthcare research and treatment, particularly mitochondrial disease
  • Stanley Wells, Shakespeare scholar and honorary president, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, for services to scholarship
  • David Clary, president, Magdalen College, Oxford, for services to international science
  • Angus Deaton, professor, Princeton University, for services to research in economics and international affairs.

Among those appointed dames:

  • Susan Black, director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee, for services to forensic anthropology
  • Veronica Anne (Polly) Courtice, director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, for services to sustainability leadership
  • Caroline Dean, project leader, cell and developmental biology, John Innes Centre, for services to plant science research and women in science
  • Anna Dominiczak, vice-principal and head of College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, for services to cardiovascular and medical science
  • Frances Lannon, formerly principal, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, for services to higher education.

Among those appointed CBE:

  • Dinah Lynne Birch, pro vice-chancellor for research, University of Liverpool, for services to higher education, literary scholarship and cultural life
  • Anthony Finkelstein, professor of software systems engineering, University College London and the Alan Turing Institute, for services to computer science and engineering
  • Geoffrey Gilbert, professor of sociology and director of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation, University of Surrey, for services to engineering and the social sciences
  • Charles Jeffery, professor of politics, University of Edinburgh and lately director, Future of the UK and Scotland Research Programme, ESRC, for services to the social sciences
  • Peter Johnson, professor of medical oncology, University of Southampton, for services to medicine and higher education
  • Colin Lawson, director, Royal College of Music, for services to music and music education
  • Peter McGuffin, clinical psychiatrist, King’s College London, for services to biomedical research and psychiatric genetics
  • Ann Moore, formerly head of the Centre for Health Sciences and professor of physiotherapy, University of Brighton, for services to physiotherapy
  • Paul O’Prey, vice-chancellor, University of Roehampton, for services to higher education and the literary history of the First World War
  • Sabera Rahman, head of genetics and epidemiology, Institute of Cancer Research and head of cancer genetics, The Royal Marsden, for services to medical science
  • Jane Sandall, professor of women’s health, King’s College London, for services to midwifery and women’s health
  • Margaret Snowling, professor of psychology and president, St John’s College, Oxford, for services to science and the understanding of dyslexia
  • Michael Thorne, formerly vice-chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University, for services to higher education.

Among those appointed OBE:

  • June Andrews, formerly director, the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, for services to people with dementia
  • Georgina Born, professor of music and anthropology, University of Oxford, for services to musicology, anthropology and higher education
  • Mary Carswell, formerly pro vice-chancellor, student learning experience, Birmingham City University, for services to higher education
  • Christine Ennew, chief executive officer, University of Nottingham in Malaysia, for services to higher education and British-Malaysian relations
  • David Fergusson, professor of divinity, University of Edinburgh, for services to education, the arts and the Church of Scotland 
  • David Fleming, formerly vice-chancellor, York St John University, for services to higher education
  • Clifford Hague, emeritus professor, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, for services to planning
  • Edward Melhuish, research professor, University of Oxford and Birkbeck, University of London, for services to social science
  • Ruth Northway, professor of learning disability nursing, University of South Wales, for services to learning disability nursing
  • David Palfreyman, director, Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies and bursar, New College, Oxford, for services to higher education
  • Ian Peate, visiting professor, St George’s, University of London and Kingston University and head of School of Health Studies, Gibraltar, for services to nursing and nurse education
  • Frances Rogers, emeritus professor of mathematics, King’s College London, for services to mathematics education and higher education
  • Eileen Scanlon, Regius professor of open education, the Open University, for services to education
  • Mark White, visiting fellow of Teesside University, for services to education particularly in Teesside

Among those appointed MBE:

  • Vari Drennan, professor of healthcare and policy research, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, for services to health policy research, development and nursing
  • Danielle George, vice-dean for teaching and learning, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Manchester, for services to engineering through public engagement
  • Helen Houston, professor of general practice, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, for services to medical education and health services in South Wales
  • Christine Liddell, professor of psychology, Ulster University, for services to tackling fuel poverty in Northern Ireland
  • Marcia Ody, teaching and learning manager, University of Manchester, for services to higher education
  • Pamela Smith, professorial fellow, University of Edinburgh, for services to nursing and nurse education
  • Wesley Strong, senior lecturer, School of the Built Environment, Ulster University, for services to higher education and sport in Northern Ireland.

Among those appointed medallist of the British Empire:

  • Linda Cox, director, research office, Imperial College London, for services to research in higher education.

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