Five Oxford University academics and at least 44 alumni have been recognised in the New Year Honours, announced on 29 December.

Professor Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War and Fellow of All Souls College, is knighted for services to the Ministry of Defence. A distinguished military historian and an authority on the First World War, Sir Hew is a member of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and of the Chief of the Defence Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel, and an advisor to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on National Security Strategy. In 2010 he chaired the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on the Military Covenant.

Professor Carol Robinson, Royal Society Professor, Dr Lee’s Professor of Chemistry and Fellow of Exeter College, is made a DBE for services to science and industry. Dame Carol is a renowned chemist who has made major advances in the application of mass spectroscopy to the analysis of proteins and other large molecules.

Professor David M Clark, Professor of Experimental Psychology and Fellow of Magdalen College, is appointed CBE for services to mental health. Professor Clark's research focuses on cognitive approaches to the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders and has led to the development of new and effective cognitive therapy programmes for panic disorder, hypochondriasis, social phobia and post-traumatic stress disorder. He is National Clinical Advisor for the UK's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

Professor Raymond Dwek, Director of the Glycobiology Institute, Emeritus Professor of Glycobiology and Emeritus Fellow of Exeter College, is made a CBE for services to UK-Israel scientific collaboration. He is Special Advisor on Biotechnology to the President of Ben Gurion University of the Negev and played an instrumental role in helping to establish the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev.

Professor Judith Freedman, Professor of Taxation Law and Fellow of Worcester College, is made a CBE for services to tax research. Her work focuses on corporate and business taxation. She has served on a number of Law Society, DTI and Inland Revenue Committees and advisory groups and is currently a member of the Office of Tax Simplification Consultative Committee on Small Business Taxation and the Tax Avoidance Study Group.

At least 44 alumni have also been recognised, and are listed below. These are only the honours that we are aware of; we would be delighted to hear of any other 2013 New Years Honours for Oxford alumni that are missing.

Reproduced with kind permission from the University of Oxford press office.

NameCollegeMatricHonours value
Rhian F. ChilcottChrist Church1989Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)
Andrew Douglas-HomeChrist Church1969Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
David HandChrist Church1969Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Trevor LlanwarneChrist Church1971Companion of the Order of the Bath (C.B.)
Hector W. SantsCorpus Christi College1974Knight Bachelor
Paul J. DownieCorpus Christi College1985Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Stephen A. LovegroveCorpus Christi College1986Companion of the Order of the Bath (C.B.)
Philip N. FrenchExeter College1954Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Jonathan T. GodfreyJesus College1971Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Simon A. GreenallJesus College1973Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Keith BurnettJesus College1972Knight Bachelor
John F. TeshJesus College1972Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)
Polly J. GibbKeble College1984Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Susan L. MendusLady Margaret Hall1973Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)
Judith A. FreedmanLady Margaret Hall1972Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)
Robert J. RogersLincoln College1968Knight Commander of the Bath (K.C.B.)
David M. ClarkLincoln College1973Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)
Raymond A. DwekLincoln College1964Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)
Barry G. CoxMagdalen College1960Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)
Martha Lane FoxMagdalen College1990Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)
Lawrence D. LyleMerton College1941Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)
Bernard Hogan-HoweMerton College1989Knight Bachelor
Juliet S. DavenportMerton College1986Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Susan E. GibsonNew College1981Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Timothy G. PaxmanNew College1970Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.)
Michael C. TruranOriel College1974Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Charles W. SwithinbankPembroke College1946Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)
Shiban AkbarSomerville College1987Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Eleanor M. FullerSomerville College1972Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Michael BillingtonSt Catherine's College1958Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Martin G. SmithSt Edmund Hall1961Knight Bachelor
William R. DuncanSt Edmund Hall1963Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.)
Penelope H. UrSt Hilda's College1962Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Josephine D. AdesSt Hilda's College1962Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)
Fiona J. HallSt Hugh's College1973Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)
Marian F. LiebmannSt Hugh's College1961Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Brian E. GatesSt John's College1961Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)
Jennifer L. ColeSt John's College1997Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Andrew J. MitchellThe Queen's College1986Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.)
Christina E. LambUniversity College1983Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Simon C. WesselyUniversity College1978Knight Bachelor
Robert P. HanniganWadham College1983Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.)
Clive L. GraceWolfson College1973Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Timothy J. SainsburyWorcester College1980Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Robert F. CooperWorcester College1966Knight Commander of St. Michael & St. George (K.C.M.G.)
Timothy J. BreedonWorcester College1977Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)