The Oxfordshire people recognised in the New Year Honours List 2021

The Oxfordshire people recognised in the New Year Honours List 2021

A raft of people across Oxfordshire have been recognised in the Queen’s 2021 New Year Honours List. The Honours List, with 1,239 people, continues to champion diversity at all levels and celebrates the breadth of service given by people from all backgrounds from all across the UK.

Here are all the Oxfordshire people recognised in the New Year Honours List 2021.

Knights Bachelor
Knighthoods

Professor Dieter Robin HELM CBE
Chair, Natural Capital Committee. For services to the Environment, to Energy and to Utilities Policy (Bampton, Oxfordshire)

Professor David Ian STUART FRS
MRC Professor of Structural Biology, University of Oxford. For services to Medical Research and to the Scientific Community (Kidlington, Oxfordshire)

Order of the British Empire
Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

Mark Julian HOPWOOD
Managing Director, Great Western Railway. For services to Transport (Didcot, Oxfordshire)

Michelle Claire OVENS MBE
Founder, Small Business Britain and Chair, Small Business Charter Management Board. For services to Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs (Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Oxfordshire)

The Hon. Felicity Ann WALEY-COHEN
Trustee, Robert And Felicity Waley-Cohen Charitable Trust. For services to Children's Medicine (Banbury, Oxfordshire)

Officers of the Order of the British Empire

Professor Robert Oliver BUCKINGHAM
Robotics Director, UK Atomic Energy Authority. For services to Robotic Engineering (Abingdon, Oxfordshire)

Professor Christopher John Stratford HODGES
Professor of Justice Systems and Head, CMS Research Programme. For services to Business and Law (Bicester, Oxfordshire)

John LIVERSIDGE
Lately Senior Manager, TecSOS. For services to Victims of Domestic Abuse (Oxfordshire)

William Ian David PLAISTOWE
For services to the Care of the Elderly and Education (Watlington, Oxfordshire)

Dr Patricia Gail RICE
Chair, School Teachers' Review Body. For services to Education (Garsington, Oxfordshire)

Professor Eleanor Phoebe Jane STRIDE FREng
Statutory Professor of Biomaterials, University of Oxford. For services to Engineering (Oxford, Oxfordshire)

Members of the Order of the British Empire

Andrew BAKER
Founder, Play2Give. For services to Charity (Didcot, Oxfordshire)

Richard Christopher BROWN
Co-chair, Ataxia UK. For services to People with Disabilities and to the community in Middle Barton, Oxfordshire (Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire)

David Roy EARLE
Founder, Tribus. For voluntary and charitable services (Banbury, Oxfordshire)

Dr Gareth HYNES
Specialty Registrar, Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Medical Education during Covid-19 (Oxford, Oxfordshire)

Rodney Cyril JAMES
Foster Carer, Oxfordshire County Council. For services to Fostering (Abingdon, Oxfordshire)

Rosalie Olive JAMES
Foster Carer, Oxfordshire County Council. For services to Fostering (Abingdon, Oxfordshire)

Neil WELLER
Chairman, London Apprenticeship Ambassador Network. For services to Education and to Skills (Oxon, Oxfordshire)

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire

Debra COURTENAY-CRANE
Head Coach, Carterton Gymnastics Club. For services to Gymnastics and to Young People in Carterton, Oxfordshire (North Leigh, Oxfordshire)

Thomas William Robert CROFT
For services to the Arts and to Charity during the Covid-19 Response (Oxford, Oxfordshire)

Richard Hugh THOMAS
For services to Healthcare and to the community in South Oxfordshire and Berkshire (Finchampstead, Berkshire)

Dr Judith Ann WEBB
For services to Conservation of Wildlife and Habitats in Oxfordshire (Kidlington, Oxfordshire)

 

Overall, 1,239 people are on the main list issued by the Cabinet Office, with half being women and 14% from an ethnic minority background. Around 800 people (65%) are recognised for work in the community.

The youngest recipient on the list is 20-year-old Samah Khalil, the Youth Mayor of Oldham, who receives a BEM. Lewis Hamilton, who took his seventh title in November, has been knighted, and actress Sheila Hancock was made a dame.

An MBE for Anne Baker, a charity volunteer ages 106, makes her the oldest recipient on the list, and the oldest ever recipient of an honour.