New Year's Honours 2021

07 Jan 21

New Year's Honours 2021

Nuffield Fellow Andrew Thompson and Nuffield alumni honoured in Queen’s 2021 list.

We are delighted to note that Nuffield Professorial Fellow and Professor of Global and Imperial History Andrew Thompson has been awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to research in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2021.

Andrew is currently working on a new book called Humanitarianism on Trial: How a Global System of Aid, Development and Human Rights Emerged through the end of Empire. He also leads a project at Nuffield on the legacy and future of international NGOs with Honorary Fellow Mike Aaronson, and researches post-colonial Britain and immigration in the 20th century. Prior to joining the College, Andrew was the Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and continues to act as International Champion for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). He was also the main historical advisor to the Windrush Lessons Learned Review, published in 2018.

Speaking to the Oxford University news team about the award, Andrew said that he was “very touched that his contributions to the AHRC and UK research and innovation over the last five years had been recognised in this way”.

Also receiving an award in this year's Honours were two Nuffield alumni:

  • Dieter Helm (DPhil Economics 1979), Chair of the Natural Capital Committee, was awarded a Knight Bachelor for services to the Environment, to Energy and to Utilities Policy
  • Patricia Rice (DPhil Sociology 1975; Associate Member 2008-2019), Chair of the School Teachers' Review Body, was awarded an OBE for services to Education