This item supplements an edited excerpt published in the print magazine Oxford Today, Michaelmas Term 2016. The honours, awards and appointments cover the period April – October 2016

Queen’s Birthday Honours

A number of Oxford scholars were recognised for their achievements in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Dr Frances Lannon, who last year retired after serving as Principal of Lady Margaret Hall for thirteen years, has been made a Dame of the British Empire for services to higher education
Professor David Clary, President of Magdalen College and Professor of Chemistry, was knighted for services to international science. Letters and is on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science.
Professor Roger Scruton, Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall and Visiting Professor in Philosophy at the University, was knighted for services to philosophy teaching and public education.
Dr Larry Siedentop, Emeritus Fellow of Keble College, was knighted for services to political science.
Professor Maggie Snowling, President of St John’s College and Professor of Psychology, was appointed CBE for services to science and the understanding of dyslexia.
Professor Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology and Professorial Fellow of Mansfield College, was appointed OBE for services to musicology, anthropology and higher education.
Professor Edward Melhuish, research professor at both the University of Oxford and Birkbeck, University of London, was appointed OBE for services to social science.
David Palfreyman, the Bursar of New College, was been appointed OBE for services to higher education.

Royal Society Fellows

Seven academics were elected:

Steven Balbus, Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Head of Astrophysics and fellow of New College.
Martin Bridson, Whitehead Professor of Pure Mathematics, Head of the Mathematical Institute and fellow of Magdalen College.
Bill David, Professor of Chemistry and Fellow of St Catherine’s College.
Marcus du Sautoy, OBE, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Professor of Mathematics and fellow of New  College.
Artur Ekert, Professor of Quantum Physics and fellow of Merton College.
Professor Antony Galione, FMedSci, Chair of Pharmacology, Head of the Department of Pharmacology and fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.
Gil McVean, Professor of Statistical Genetics; Director of the Big Data Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery; and fellow of Linacre College.

British Academy Fellows

Professor Sir David Cannadine, Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, a Visiting Professor of History at Oxford University and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography has been elected 30th President of the British Academy. He will take up office in July 2017 for a four-year term.

Eight Oxford academics were elected fellows:

Stephen Broadberry, Professor of Economic History and fellow of Nuffield College.
Patricia Clavin, Professor of International History and fellow of Jesus College.
Judith Freedman, Pinsent Masons Professor of Taxation Law, Director of Legal Research at the Centre for Business Taxation, and fellow of Worcester College.
Elizabeth Eva Leach, Professor of Music and fellow of St Hugh’s College.
Michael Macdonald, Research Associate, Faculty of Oriental Studies and Khalili Research Centre and honorary fellow, Wolfson College.
Catherine Morgan, Professor of Classics and Archaeology and fellow of All Souls College.
Duncan Snidal, Professor of International Relations and fellow of Nuffield College.
Professor Fiona Williams, OBE, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Leeds; Research Associate, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford, and Honorary Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia

Abel Prize for Maths

Sir Andrew Wiles, Royal Society Research Professor of Mathematics and fellow of Merton College, received the top international prize mathematics – the Abel Prize ‘'for his stunning proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory'.


Nine eminent figures from the fields of theology, law, economics, architecture, film, science, engineering and music received honorary degrees at Encaenia, the University’s annual honorary degree ceremony, held in the Sheldonian Theatre at the end of Trinity term. 

The honorands are as follows:

Doctor of Divinity

Monsignor Professor Tomáš Halík, priest, philosopher and theologian.

Doctor of Civil Law

The Right Hon the Lord Mance, PC, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, High Steward of Oxford University, honorary fellow of University College and honorary fellow of Wolfson College.
Professor Paul Krugman, economist, author and columnist, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the City University of New York and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science.
Professor Kazuyo Sejima, architect, Project Professor at Keio University, Visiting Professor at Japan Women's University, co-winner of the Pritzker Prize, and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Mr Pedro Almodóvar, director and screenwriter, winner of the Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement, and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Doctor of Science

Dr Cornelia Bargmann, neurobiologist, Torsten N Wiesel Professor at Rockefeller University, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Medal and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mildred Dresselhaus, physicist and Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is also Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering. In 2014 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Sir Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer of Apple Inc and Royal Designer for Industry and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Doctor of Music, honoris causa

Mr Arvo Pärt, composer. He has been awarded the Léonie Sonning Music Prize and is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

New appointments


Race Relations
Adewale Adebanawi, Associate Professor, Program in African American and African Studies, University of California-Davis, was appointed Rhodes Professor in Race Relations and a fellow of St Antony’s College with effect from 1 December 2016.

Newton Abraham Visiting Professorship
Jacobus (Koos) Boomsma, Professor in the Department of Biology and Director of the Centre For Social Evolution at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark was appointed Newton Abraham Visiting Professor in the Medical, Biological and Chemical Sciences and a fellow of Lincoln College from 1 June until 30 November 2016.

Population health
Rory Collins, Head of the Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford; Principal Investigator/Chief Executive at UK Biobank; Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Oxford; Co-Director, MRC Unit; Honorary Consultant, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford; Co-Director, Clinical Trial Service and Epidemiological Studies Units, Oxford and Joint Director, Cancer Research UK Epidemiological Studies Unit was appointed Nuffield Professors of Population Health and became a fellow of St John’s College with effect from 1 April.

Social policy
Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Professor of Sociology, at the University of Mannheim, Germany has been appointed Professor in Social Policy and will became a fellow of Green Templeton College with effect from 16 January 2017.

Internet studies
Philip Howard, Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington; Egyetemi Docens Professor, School of Public Policy and Director, Center for Media, Data and Society, Central European University and Research Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, School of Journalism, New York was appointed Professor of Internet Studies and became a fellow of Balliol College with effect 1 July.

Mathematical logic
Ehud Hrushovski, Professor of Mathematics at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel was appointed Professors of Mathematical Logic and became a fellow of Merton College with effect from 1 October.

Irish history
Ian McBride, Professor of Irish and British History at King’s College London was appointed Foster Professor of Irish History and became a fellow of Hertford College with effect from 1 October.

American literature
Lloyd Pratt, Associate Professor of English and University Lecturer in American Literature at Oxford was appointed Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature and became a fellow of Fellow of St John’s College with effect from 1 July.

Contemporary theatre
Claude-Michel Schönberg, musical theatre composer, songwriter, record producer, actor and singer, has been appointed the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre with effect from October. The post is based at based at St Catherine’s College.

Medieval history
Julia Smith, Edwards Professor of Medieval History at the University of Glasgow, was appointed Chichele Professors of Medieval History and a fellow of All Souls College with effect from October.

Hugh Watkins, Head of the Radcliffe Department Of Medicine at Oxford and Honorary Consultant in Cardiology and General Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford was appointed Radcliffe Professor of Medicine and became a fellow of Merton College with effect from 1 May.

Public policy
Jonathan Wolff, Professor of Philosophy at University College London was appointed Blavatnik Professor of Public Policy and became a fellow of Wolfson College with effect from 1 September.

Development economics
Christopher Woodruff, Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick was appointed Professors of Development Economics and became a fellow of Wolfson College with effect from 1 August.

Head of House

Carole Souter, CBE, Chief Executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, took up post as Master of St Cross with effect from September. 

Senior administrative appointments

Karen O’Brien, Vice-Principal (Education) and Professor of English Literature at King’s College London was appointed Head of the Humanities Division with effect from September 2016.

Academic registrar
Emma Potts, Director of Student Administration and Services at Oxford, was appointed Academic Registrar with effect from January 2016. She will continue as a fellow of Kellogg College.

Oxford Martin School
Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, was appointed Director of the Oxford Martin School with effect from 1 September.

Public affairs and communications
Ceri Thomas, Editor of the BBC’s Panorama programme, was appointed Director of Public Affairs and Communications with effect from 12 September 2016.

Sarah Whatmore, Professor of Environment and Public Policy at Oxford, was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) with effect from 1 January 2017. Professor Whatmore will continue as a fellow of Keble College and retain her professorial title and association with the School of Geography and the Environment.