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2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Mistress, Fellows and Scholars of Girton College extend their warmest congratulations to those Girtonians recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Please do get in touch if there are any omissions or errors at

Diplomatic Service and Overseas Lists – Order of St Michael and St George, D/KCMG.

  • Karen Pierce CMG (English, 1978), UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations. For services to British foreign policy.

Order of the British Empire – Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

  • Professor Sarah Harper (Archaeology and Anthropology, 1979). Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford. For services to Science of Demography (Oxfordshire).
  • Professor Carole Hillenbrand, OBE (Modern and Medieval Languages, 1962). Emerita Professor, Islamic History, University of Edinburgh and Professor, University of St Andrews. For services to the Understanding of Islamic History (Edinburgh).
  • Mrs Janice Hughes (Economics, 1971). Co-founder and Director, Redshift Strategy. For services to UK Technology Exports, charitable services to Healthcare Abroad and the Global Telecom Women’s Network (London).

Order of the British Empire – Members of the Order of the British Empire

Ms Emily Katherine Cox (Law, 1996). Director, Public Affairs, Virgin Money. For services to Gender Diversity in Financial Services (Gateshead, Tyne and Wear).