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Alumni in New Year Honours 2013

17 January 2013

Congratulations to all Bristol alumni listed below who were presented with an award in the New Year Honours list.

OBE

  • George Kynoch (BSc 1968). Formerly Deputy Chairman, Scottish Conservative Party. For public and political service.
  • Dr Marian Liebmann (PhD 2010). For services to Social Justice through Art Therapy and Mediation in Bristol and overseas.
  • Ashley Roberts (BSc 1980). Deputy head, Automotive Unit, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. For services to the UK automotive industry.
  • Andrew Robson (BSc 1985). For services to the game of Bridge and to charity.

MBE

  • Laura Bechtolsheimer (BSc 2007). Equestrian. For services to equestrianism.
  • Dr June McCombie (BSc 1978, PhD 1984). Senior Research Officer, University of Nottingham. For services to science.
  • Ruth Pickersgill (Cert 1996). Formerly Diversity manager, Leicester College. For services to further education.
  • Iain Tuckett (BSc 1971). Group director, Coin Street Community Builders. For services to architecture and regeneration.

CBE

  • Richard Long (Hon DLitt 1995). Landscape Artist and Sculptor. For services to art.

Knighthoods

  • Sir Jonathan Evans (BA 1980, Hon LLD 2008). KCB for services to defence.
  • Sir David Tanner, CBE (BA 1970). Performance director, British Rowing. For services to rowing and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

BEM

  • Peter Culverwell (BSc 1951). For services to the community in Biddenham, Bedfordshire.

CH

  • Professor Peter Higgs FRS (Hon DSc 1997). Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Edinburgh. For services to physics.

CB

  • Dr Michael Weightman (MSc 1972). Her Majesty's chief Nuclear Inspector, Office for Nuclear Regulation, Health and Safety Executive. For services to the improvement of nuclear safety.