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Beacon lit for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee on Palace Green, Durham

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022 was announced to coincide with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. We would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni, supporters and friends who are honourees in this year’s list.

The individuals celebrated below represent the inspiration and leadership that characterises the Durham Alumni Community the world over. 

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

Sir Michael Arthur - For services to Higher Education

Mr Richard Barker CBE - For services to Healthcare in the North of England

Miss Helen C Bedford-Gay BEM - Education, Grey College, 1996 - For services to People Living with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva and their Families

Dr Nicola J Bradbear MBE - Botany, Graduate Society (now Ustinov College), 1982 - For services to Biodiversity 

Mr Michael Brodie CBE - For services to Health, particularly during the Response to Covid-19 

Mr Edward D Cornmell OBE - International Boundaries, Graduate Society (now Ustinov College), 1999 - For Public Service

Dr Timothy J Coulson CBE - Mathematics, St Chad's College, 1980 - For services to Education

Sir Julian M Hartley - English Literature/ Business Administration, Van Mildert College, 1999, For services to Healthcare 

Dr Darren Richard Henley CBE - For services to the Arts

Mr Philip Husband - For Public Service

Professor Paul Layzell CBE - For services to Higher Education and Technology

Mr John N Maltby MBE - Engineering, Collingwood College, 1983 - For services to Young People 

Dr Marion Oswald MBE - Law, Collingwood College, 1991 - For services to Digital Innovation

Mrs Susan Pyper, DCVO - Zoology, St Aidan's College, 1973 - Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order 

Mr Martin D Railton BEM - Archaeology, St Cuthbert's Society, 1996 - For services to the community in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Dame Louise M Richardson DBE - For services to Higher Education

Dame Susan Sainsbury DBE - For services to the Arts, particularly during Covid-19

Miss Emma L Spicer OBE - French, Trevelyan College, 1988 - For services to Girls' Education 

Miss Jacqueline H Sutton MBE - Russian, St John's College, 1988 - For services to the Economy 

Miss Ameeta Virk MBE - Education, Graduate Society (now Ustinov College), 2003 - For services to the Economy

Mr Richard M Walker OBE - Geography, St Aidan's College, 2001 - For services to Business and to the Environment

Mr Iain Watson OBE - For services to Culture and to the community in North-East England 

Dr Rupert E Whitaker OBE - Combined Arts, College of St Hild & St Bede, 1982 - For services to Charity and to Public Health

Mr Paul Martin Wilson MBE - For services to Dance and to Inclusion in the Performing Arts Sector 

Also see Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee