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Alumni in New Year Honours 2012

19 January 2012

Along with two Bristol University academic staff Professor Derek Offord and Professor Jean Golding, three alumni have been awarded an OBE and four others an MBE, in the New Years honours list.Congratulations to all.


  • Mr Andrew Glass (BA 1983) Formerly director of British Council, Serbia and Montenegro.
  • Dr Christopher Howard (BA 1973) Headteacher of Lewis School, Pengam, Caerphilly. For services to Education.
  • Mrs Mary Mead (Hon MA 2006) Owner, Holt Farms Ltd and Co-Founder, Yeo Valley Organics. For services to Sustainable Dairy Farming.


  • Mrs Oeslyn Jemmotte (MEd 1994) Formerly director of Education. For services to education and to the community in Montserrat.
  • Dr Richard Roberts (BSc 1979) SME Market Analysis director, Barclays Business. For services to UK Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.
  • Dr Pieter van der Merwe (PhD 1979) General Editor, National Maritime Museum. For services to Heritage and the local community of Greenwich.
  • Professor Robert Walker FRS (BSc 1970) Member, Social Security Advisory Committee. For services to Social Policy Research.


  • Professor Geoffrey Hill (Hon DLitt 2009) Poet and Critic. For services to Literature.