Buckingham Palace - with flower beds and the Queen Victoria Memorial in the foreground


Published: 20 January 2021


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We are delighted to congratulate the following alumni and members of the University recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours list.*

Knight Commander Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.)

Lieutenant General Tyrone Urch Associate Military Honours List

Dame Commander Order of the British Empire (D.B.E.)

Dame Angela Eagle 1980 St John's For Parliamentary and Political Service.
Professor Jane Glover 1968 St Hugh's Conductor and Musicologist. For services to Music
Professor Carol Propper 1979 Wolfson For services to Economic Policy and to Public Health

Knight Bachelor

Professor Sir Simon Baron-Cohen 1978 New College Professor of Autism Research, University of Cambridge. For services to People with Autism
Professor Sir Dieter Helm 1978 Brasenose Chair, Natural Capital Committee. For services to the Environment, to Energy and to Utilities Policy
Professor Sir David Stuart 1985 Hertford MRC Professor of Structural Biology, University of Oxford.
For services to Medical Research and to the Scientific Community
Sir Guy Weston 1978 Merton For services to Philanthropy and to Charity

Companion of the Order of the Bath (C.B.)

Mrs Fiona Chamberlain 1981 Magdalen Lately Crown Solicitor for Northern Ireland. For public service
Ms Katherine Escott 1997 Somerville Strategy Director, Ministry of Defence. For public service

Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.)

Dr Rachel Glennerster 1985 Somerville Chief Economist, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.. For services to International Development
Ms Christina Scott 1993 Christ Church Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Beijing, China.. For services to British foreign policy

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)

Professor Wendy Bickmore 1979 St Hugh's Director, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh. For services to Biomedical Sciences and to Women in Science.
Mrs Maggie Carver 1982 St Edmund Hall For services to Sport and to the Media Sector
Dr Richard Corbett 1973 Trinity Lately Leader, European Parliamentary Labour Party. For European Parliamentary and Political Service
Mr Martin Gordon 1959 Oriel Founder and Chairman of Barry and Martin’s Trust. For services to people living with HIV and AIDS in China.
Professor Usha Goswami 1979 St John's For services to Educational Research
Mr Paul Hackett 2020 Kellogg Chief Executive, Optivo. For services to Social Housing
Professor Francesca Happé 1985 Corpus Christi Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, King's College London. For services to the Study of Autism
Miss Wasfi Kani 1975 St Hilda's Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Grange Park Opera. For services to Music
Professor Andrew Thompson 1987 Regent's Park Lately Executive Chair, Arts and Humanities Research Council. For services to Research

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)

Mr John Allen-Petrie 2013 Oriel Windsor Herald at the College of Arms & Councillor for the Ward of Billingsgate in the City of London. For services to Antigua and Barbuda.

Ms Vivienne Artz

1987 Pembroke Chief Privacy Officer, Refinitiv and President, Women in Banking and Finance. For services to Financial Services and to Gender Diversity
Professor Farah Bhatti 1984 Somerville Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon. For services to Diversity in the NHS in Wales
Mr Jonathan Britton 1973 Keble Non-Executive Director, British Business Bank. For services to Small Business Finance
Ms Cassandra Buchanan 1996 Christ Church Executive Headteacher, Charles Dickens Primary School, Southwark, London and Trust Leader, The Charter Schools Educational Trust. For services to Education
Mr Christopher Butler 1986 Christ Church Lately Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce, Vilnius, Lithuania. For services to promoting British commercial interests in Lithuania
Mr Marcello Casale 1987 LMH For services to Animal Welfare, particularly during the Covid-19 Response
Ms Narmada de Silva 1989 Somerville Deputy Director, Strategic and Cross Cutting Policy Group, H.M. Revenue and Customs. For public service
Mr Michael Fell 2001 St Catherine's Head, Cyber Operations, H.M. Revenue and Customs. For public and voluntary service to security.
Professor Valerie Gibson 1983 Queen's Professor of High Energy Physics, University of Cambridge. For services to Science, Women in Science and to Public Engagement
Professor Christopher Hodges 1973 New College Professor of Justice Systems and Head, CMS Research Programme. For services to Business and Law
Dr Timothy Huxley 1975 Oriel Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia. For services to Security in Asia
Professor Dr Roger Jones 1966 St Peter's Consulting Editor, British Journal of General Practice. For services to General Practice
Mr Stanley Martin 1955 University Protocol Adviser. For services to British diplomacy
Mr John Medland 1976 New College Policy Manager, BT. For services to Public Safety
Professor Michael Moore 1966 St Peter's Chief Executive Officer, International Centre for Tax and Development. For services to International Development
Mr David Nightingale 1966 Wadham Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Kent. For services to Higher Education
Ms Hunada Nouss 1977 LMH Chair, Audit and Risk Committee, Education and Skills Funding Agency. For public service
Mr Eric Penton-Voak 1985 St John's Team Leader, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.  For services to British foreign policy
Dr Patricia Rice 1975 Nuffield Chair, School Teachers' Review Body. For services to Education
Mr Hugh Rolo 1975 Balliol Chair and Founding Member, Key Fund. For services to Social Investment and Enterprise in the Midlands and North of England
Professor Kathleen Stock 1991 Exeter Professor of Philosophy, University of Sussex. For services to Higher Education
Mr Gajan Wallooppillai 2011 Wolfson For services to Equality and to Community Cohesion
Mr David Walrond 1981 Jesus College Principal and Chair, Truro and Penwith College and Callywith College. For services to Further Education in Cornwall
Professor Michael Wood 1966 Oriel Historian and Broadcaster. For services to Public History and to Broadcasting

Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)

Mrs Alison Bailey Castellina 1974 St Hilda's Technical Standards Lead, Heat Networks, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. For services to Consumer Protection and to Diversity and Inclusion
Mrs Anne Baker 1934 LMH Volunteer Fundraiser, NSPCC. For charitable services, particularly during Covid-19
Mr Jonathan Claypole 1995 Christ Church Director, BBC Arts.  For services to the Creation of the Culture in Quarantine Virtual Festival of Arts during COVID-19.
Dr David Evans 1986 Green Templeton Consultant Neonatologist, North Bristol NHS Trust.  For services to Neonatology and Medical Education, particularly during Covid-19.
The Deaconess Diana Evans 1978 Somerville For services to Heritage
Mr Jonathan Freeman 1987 St Anne's For charitable services
Mr William Graves 1964 St John's Trustee of the Fundacion Robert Graves. For services to British culture and literature in Spain
Squadron Leader David Higgins 1998 Magdalen Military Honours List
Dr Gareth Hynes 2016 Lincoln Specialty Registrar, Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Medical Education during Covid-19
Mr David Mahoney 1995 St Catherine's Chief Operating Officer, England and Wales Cricket Board. For services to Sport
Mr Peter Mann 1971 Exeter Chairman, Royal Commonwealth Society, Hong Kong Branch. For services to the Commonwealth Community in Hong Kong and Asia.
Ms Elizabeth McKinnell 2005 St John's First Secretary, British High Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan. For services to British foreign policy
Dr Richard Osgood 1992 Lincoln Senior Archaeologist, Defence Infrastructure Organisation. For services to Defence and to Heritage
Mr Tim Ramsey 2008 Brasenose Founder, Just Like Us. For services to Education and to LGBTQ Equality
Dr Lynn Sloman 1984 Jesus College Founder, Transport for Quality of Life. For services to Transport
Major Yvette Stephens 2007 Mansfield Military Honours List
Ms Karen Wespieser   Associate Chief Operations Officer, Parent Ping. For services to Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, particularly during the Covid-19 Response


*This list is correct as of 20 January 2021 according to checks against University records. If you notice any inaccuracies or omissions, please contact us.