New Year Congratulations

08 Jan 18

New Year Congratulations

Queen’s New Year’s Honours List recognises Nuffield former students and fellows

Nuffield College is delighted to note that some of our alumni and former fellows have been honoured with an award in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Two of our alumni received knighthoods:

  • Professor John Curtice, an alumnus and former research fellow (1981-1983) in Politics, received his knighthood for services to social sciences and politics, in a career in which he is most renowned for his research and commentary on elections and voting behaviours. Sir John is Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde and Senior Research Fellow at the NatCen Social Research. 
  • Professor Tim Besley was an MPhil student in Economics (1983-84), and is currently Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London School of Economics (LSE). He was knighted for services to economics and public policy.

In addition, former Visiting Fellow (2011) Professor Janet Beer, who is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, was awarded a DBE for services to higher education and equality. And Dr Ben Goldacre was awarded an MBE for services to evidence in policy. Dr Goldacre is currently Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford. From 2009-2010, he was a Guardian Research Fellow at Nuffield College, and gave a Guardian Lecture entitled “Journalism and Public Health: Some Quantitative Evidence.”

Everyone at Nuffield College would like to congratulate our former fellows and students who have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours.

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