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Queen's Birthday Honours List 2022

Congratulations to Chris Skidmore MP OBE (1999), Professor Dame Clare Grey (1983), Harry Bicket OBE (1980), Charles Rangeley-Wilson OBE (1984), and Professor Sir David Warrell (1958)!
29 Jun 2022
Written by Olivia Tan
Clockwise: Chris Skidmore, Clare Grey, Harry Bicket, Charles Rangeley-Wilson, David Warrell
Clockwise: Chris Skidmore, Clare Grey, Harry Bicket, Charles Rangeley-Wilson, David Warrell

Congratulations to Chris Skidmore MP OBE (1999, History), Professor Dame Clare Grey (1983, Chemistry), Harry Bicket OBE (1980, Music), Charles Rangeley-Wilson OBE (1984, Fine Art), and Professor Sir David Warrell (1958, Biology) on their awards in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.


Chris Skidmore was awarded OBE for Parliamentary and Public Service. Chris was elected Conservative MP for Kingswood in May 2010, and has held multiple Ministerial roles including most recently Minister of State jointly at the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy between September 2019 to February 2020. Chris has also written several history books including ‘Edward VI: The Lost King of England’, ‘Death and the Virgin: Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley and the Mysterious Fate of Amy Robsart’ and ‘Bosworth: the Birth of the Tudors’. Recently, Chris published ‘Richard III: Brother, Protector, King’. Chris is also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.


Professor Dame Clare Grey was appointed as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to Science. Clare is a multi-award-winning Professor of Chemistry, whose research specialises in applications of nuclear magnetic resonance, a physical phenomenon that allows observations of atomic nuclei, and its use to study lithium ion batteries, particularly their potential for use in energy storage applications that benefit the environment. Clare was the first woman to hold the post of Head of Inorganic Chemistry at Cambridge, and is currently the Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor and a Royal Society Professor in the Department of Chemistry and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge.


Harry Bicket was awarded OBE for services to Music. Internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire and since 2007 has been Artistic Director of The English Concert, one of Europe’s finest period orchestras. In 2013, following regular guest appearances for Santa Fe Opera, he became their Chief Conductor and in 2018 assumed the Music Directorship. Since taking up his position, he has conducted Cosi fan tutteFidelio, La Finta Giardiniera, Romeo et Juliette, Alcina and Candide. In the 2019 season, he also performed Strauss’ Four Last Songs with Renée Fleming. 


Charles Rangeley-Wilson was awarded OBE for services to Chalk Stream Conservation. An angler, author, and conservationist, Charles chairs the Chalk River Restoration Group, whose first task will be to produce a national chalk stream restoration plan: it will be used to drive progress by government and regulators, water companies, landowners, NGOs and river associations right down to the grass roots level of individuals who are passionate about their local river. Charles is a founder and vice-president of the Wild Trout Trust, an ambassador for the Angling Trust, and leads a catchment-wide restoration project on the River Nar in west Norfolk. Charles describes himself as "passionate about river conservation with a particular interest in the history, restoration and preservation of chalk-streams."


Professor Sir David Warrell was appointed by the Queen Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to global Health Research and Clinical Practice. Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine; Honorary Consultant Physician, Oxford University Hospitals Trust; and Honorary Fellow of St Cross College. Professor Sir David Warrell is one of the world's leading figures in tropical medicine. He is the founding director of the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme, Thailand. He has advised, among others, the British Army, the Foreign Office, the Royal Geographic Society and the World Health Organisation, on tropical medicine. His research interests over the years include malaria, respiratory diseases, relapsing fever, rabies, malaria, and venomous and poisonous plants and animals.


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