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Girtonians recognised in 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours list

Blossoms and the College Tower

It gives us great pleasure to congratulate our alumni on receiving recognition in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Professor Helen Atkinson DBE (Natural Sciences, 1978) Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University. For services to Engineering and Education

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Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Overseas and International List)

Mrs Theresa Bubbear OBE (Modern and Medieval Languages, 1981) lately H.M. Ambassador Tallinn, Estonia. For services to British foreign policy

Hear from Mrs Bubbear as she takes up her new role as British Ambassador to Finland


Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE (Engineering, 1986) Director, Centre for Climate Repair, University of Cambridge. For services to the Covid-19 Response

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Medal of the Order of the British Empire

Mrs Amalia Michaels BEM (Natural Sciences, 1950) Vice Chairman, University of the Third Age, London. For services to Education

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We welcome hearing about any awards or honours received by Girtonians—please email the details to