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On the announcement of the King’s Birthday Honours List 2023, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the alumni, staff, students and friends who have been honoured.

Those who receive this honour represent the inspiration and leadership that characterises a large part of our Durham community from all over the world. 
We are inspired by your success and proud of your affiliation with our institution.

2023 Birthday Honours List

(Alphabetical by surname)

  • Mrs Carol Anderson MBE 
    Business Management, 2006-08 - For services to the Banking and Financial Services Sector
  • Mrs Chantal Bryan OBE 
    Theology, University College, 1996-99 - For services to Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs

  • Mr Jonathan Cox OBE 
    Politics & History, St John's College, 2000-03 - For services to Community Organising and Refugee Resettlement

  • Miss Shona Dunn CB 
    Ecology (Adv), 1993-94 - For Public Service

  • Ms Xenia Mary Fletcher OBE 
    Natural Sciences, College of St Hild and St Bede, 1975-78 - For services to the Public Sector and to the British Retail Industry
  • Mr Luke Grenfell-Shaw MBE 
    Natural Sciences, University College, 2013-17 - For services to Charitable Fundraising for People with Cancer

  • Mr Robin Herringshaw MBE 
    Natural Sciences, Van Mildert College, 1994-97 - For services to the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  • Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE  
    Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient History – For services to Education

  • Mr Thomas Neill Jackson OBE 
    English Literature, Van Mildert College, 1975-78 - For services to the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  • Miss Charlotte Kume-Holland MBE 
    Geography, Trevelyan College, 2010-14 - For services to Public Service, Mental Health and Wellbeing Leadership, and to the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  • Mrs Barbara Laithwaite CBE 
    Chemistry, St Mary's College, 1966-69 (plus honorary degree 2014) - For services to the Wine Industry

  • Professor Lynne McKenna MBE 
    Education, 2001-08 - For services to Education

  • Mr John Newbould BEM 
    Business Administration, 1989-91 - For voluntary services to Ecological Surveying and Data Collection

  • Reverend Fiona Sample MBE 
    For services to the Rehabilitation of Offenders

  • Mr Roland Sinker CBE 
    Geography, University College, 1990-93 - For services to Healthcare

  • Mr Stephen Welton CBE 
    Law, Hatfield College, 1979-82 - For services to Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship
  • Mr Charles Wilson CBE
    Geography, Grey College, 1983-86 (plus honorary degree 2012) - For services to Business and Philanthropy 
  • Mr Duncan Wilson CBE 
    For services to Heritage

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