Alumnae awarded Honours in Queen’s birthday list

Murray Edwards College is delighted to report that two of our alumnae were awarded Honours in the Queens’ Birthday list.

Polly Courtice was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her contributions to global sustainability. This award recognises Polly’s personal achievements in building a world leading Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership, which has been at the forefront of global sustainability efforts for over 25 years. Polly matriculated from New Hall in 1976 in History.

Alice Rogers was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Mathematics education and Higher Education. A former Head of the Department of Mathematics at King’s College London, Alice has more recently being involved in national education policy as a member of the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education. She is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at KCL and matriculated from New Hall in 1965 in Maths.

In addition, our new Honorary Fellow, Eileen Cooper RA, who will be admitted on Saturday evening, has been awarded an OBE for services to the arts and arts education. In 2010, Eileen was elected as Keeper of the Royal Academy, the first female officer in the Academy’s history. She was one of the original artists to donate a work  to the New Hall Collection (Seasick, which hangs in Fountain Court) and, to mark her Honorary Fellowship, has donated Perpetual Spring, which will be unveiled before the Feast  on Saturday.

From the office of Murray Edwards President, Barbara Stocking.