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Mr Jack Stallworthy University College, Modern Languages, 2012

On the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni who are honourees in this year’s list.

From supporting women to access education, to the protection of our natural world, to special efforts made during the global pandemic - those individuals celebrated below represent the inspiration and leadership that characterises Durham alumni the world over.

We are inspired by their success and honoured by their affiliation with our institution.

Ms Sally Alexander St Mary's College, Music, 1996
MBE For services to Education

Lt Colonel Richard Alston University College, Anthropology, 1997           
OBE Military division

Mr Alexis Boon College of St Hild & St Bede, Geography, 1997   
Queen's Police Medal 

Mr Andrew Burns OBE Hatfield College, Geography, 1992           
CB Military division

Dr Frederick Clements Van Mildert College, Zoology, 1983          
OBE For services to Conservation and Policy

Mr Michael Cunningham QPM University College, Theology, 1984           
CB For services to Policing and public service

Mrs Frances Elliot College of St Hild & St Bede, Modern Languages, 1998   
MBE For services to the community in Harrogate during Covid-19

Mr Henry Faure Walker Hatfield College, English Literature, 1994
MBE For services to Regional News and Journalism and to Charity

Miss Wendy Hardaker Trevelyan College, Law & Politics, 1994
CB For services to the Law

Mrs Norma Higton St Cuthbert's Society, Economics, 1977          
BEM For services to the community in Wragby, Lincolnshire during Covid-19

Ms Emma Howard Boyd St John's College, Economics & Law, 1986           
CBE For services to the Environment

Mr William Husband University College, Education (Secondary), 1989   
MBE For services to Young People

Mrs Rachel Huxford University College, English Literature, 1997 
MBE For services to the RAF Community during Covid-19

Dr Peter Knights Van Mildert College, Zoology, 1975        
OBE For services to wildlife conservation

Mrs Shelagh Legrave OBE St John's College, Arts Combined, 1980           
CBE For services to Education

Mrs Christine Megson MIMgt St Aidan's College, French, 1970   
MBE For services to Gender Equality

Ms Mahtab Morovat Academic Practice, 2019        
BEM For services to Charity in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

General Timothy Radford DSO OBE St Chad's College, Politics, 1984   
KCB Military division

Mr Robert Sherman Van Mildert College, Russian, 1971   
BEM For services to the community in Harbury, Warwickshire particularly during Covid-19

Mr Jack Stallworthy University College, Modern Languages, 2012           
MBE For services to British foreign policy

Mr R Neville Tate University College, Education, 1975       
OBE For services to Education

Mr Peter Xeros Graduate Society, Community & Youth Work Studies, 1993
MBE For services to Children and Young People

View the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021.


Image caption: Mr Jack Stallworthy University College, Modern Languages, 2012, who received an MBE For services to British foreign policy.