Celebrating alumni recognised in New Year's Honours 

King’s is delighted that 19 of our alumni have been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list. Alumni from across the university have been honoured for their services to a diverse range of fields including healthcare, charitable services, policy development and education. 

 

The Chairman of King’s College Council, The Rt Hon the Lord Christopher Geidt GCB GCVO OBE QSO FKC (War Studies) has been appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) for public service. Lord Geidt served as Private Secretary to HM the Queen from 2007–2017.


Sir Michael Morpurgo (French and English, 1967) has received a knighthood for services to Literature and Charity. Michael is an award-winning writer of children’s literature whose stories have often also been adapted for stage and film, including the much acclaimed National Theatre production of War Horse. He also cofounded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife Clare.  


Professor Elizabeth Kuipers (Insitute of Psychiatry, Psychiatry, 1983) is Professor of Clinical Psychology at King’s and has been awarded an OBE for services to Clinical Research, Treatment and Support for People with Psychosis.


King’s Fellow, Blondel Cluff, has been awarded a CBE for services to Numismatic Design (the design of currency and related objects) and the Caribbean community in the UK and Abroad. Blondel sits on the Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the Design of Coins, Medals Seals and Decorations, is the chief executive of the charity the West India Committee and served on the King’s College Council for nine years.


 

Science writer Ben Goldacre (Philosophy, 1997) has been awarded an MBE for services to Evidence in Policy.


 

 

Sadi Khan (Microbiology, 1996) was awarded an MBE for services to Cultural and Religious Training and Voluntary Service to vulnerable women. 

 

 

Congratulations to the above, and all other alumni recognised for their amazing achievements.

Full list of honoured alumni

  • The Rt Hon the Lord Christopher Geidt GCB GCVO OBE FKC (War Studies), Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) for public service
  • Sir Michael Morpurgo (French & English, 1967), Knighted for services to Literature and Charity
  • Professor Martyn Davies (Pharmacy, 1985), CBE for services to Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Miss Alison Stanley (Law, 1983), CBE for services to the Creation and Leadership of Civil Service Employee Policy
  • Professor Charanjit Bountra (QEC, Biochemistry, 1982), OBE for services to Translational Medical Research
  • Professor Timothy Crow (Institute of Psychology, Psychological Medicine, 1971), OBE for services to Schizophrenia Research and Treatments
  • Mr Ranjit Dheer (Education Studies, 1984), OBE for services to Local Government and to Charity
  • Dr Michael Durkin (Guy’s, Medicine, 1974), OBE for services to Patient Safety Professor
  • Christopher Griffiths (St Thomas’, Medicine, 1979), OBE for services to Dermatology
  • Mrs Clare James (Defence Studies, 2008), OBE for services to Defence
  • Professor Elizabeth Kuipers (Insitute of Psychiatry, Psychiatry, 1983), OBE for services to Clinical Research, Treatment and Support for People with Psychosis
  • Dr Martyn Evans (Guy’s, Medicine, 1965), MBE for services to the community in Budleigh Slaterton, Devon
  • Dr Nicholas Gair (Education Studies, 1991), MBE for services to ex-Service Personnel and Young People in London
  • Mrs Jenny Griffiths (Dental Hygiene, 2005), MBE for services to Wrexham Maelor Hospital, North Wales
  • Dr Ben Goldacre (Philosophy, 1997) MBE for services to Evidence in Policy
  • Ms Sadi Khan (Microbiology, 1996), MBE for services to cultural and religious training and voluntary service to vulnerable women
  • Professor Michael Tipton (Physiology, 1982), MBE for services to Physiological Research in Extreme Environments
  • Mr John Kennedy (Electrical Engineering, 1957), BEM for services to the community in St Bees and West Cumberland
  • Dr Sarah Stringer (Medicine, 2002), BEM for services to Psychiatry and Equality in Mental Healthcare

Find out who was honoured in the New Year’s honours lists for 2016 and 2017