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Arts and charity workers honoured
Arts and charity workers in Oxfordshire have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

James Laurie, Oxford-born actor, writer and director, was appointed OBE for his services to drama.

Lady Brigid Crofton, former trustee and vice-chair of Unicef UK, was appointed OBE for her services to children and families overseas.

Dr Farhan Nizami, founder director, was appointed CBE for his work at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Oxfordshire's full honours list

Knights Bachelor

  • Michael Derek Vaughan Rake. Chair, KPMG International. For services to the Accountancy Profession, Henley-on-Thames


  • Professor Doreen McBarnet. Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. For services to Social Science

  • Professor Stephen Nickell. Formerly Member, Monetary Policy Committee and Warden, Nuffield College, University of Oxford. For services to Economics

  • Dr Farhan Nizami. Founder director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. For services to Islamic Studies

  • Ms Sarah Spencer. Chair, Equality and Diversity Forum and Associate director, COMPAS, University of Oxford. For services to Equal Opportunities and Human Rights, London, N14

  • Dr Patrick Upson. Managing director, Enrichment Technology Company Limited. For services to Industry, Henley


  • Lady Brigid Crofton. Formerly Trustee and vice-Chair, UNICEF UK. For services to Children and Families Overseas, Oxford

  • Huw Evans. Formerly Headteacher, Watchfield Primary School, Oxfordshire. For services to Education, Swindon, Wiltshire

  • James Laurie. Actor, Writer and director. For services to Drama, London, W1W, born Oxford 1959

  • Professor Geoffrey Meen. Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics, University of Reading. For services to Social Housing, Abingdon

  • Robert Thompson. Director of Fundraising, Royal British Legion. For services to Ex-Servicemen and Women, Bicester

  • Guy Anthony Woolfenden. Composer and conductor. For services to Music, Banbury


  • Mrs Mary Beckford Gibson. For services to the Bomber Command Association, Cowley

  • Miss Margaret Hughes. For services to the League of Friends, Oxford Churchill Hospital

  • Peter Gradwell Lund. For services to the community in Oxfordshire, Binsey

  • Mrs Violet Miles. For services to the community in Milton-under-Wychwood

  • Peter Ogles. For services to the Royal Mail and to St. John Ambulance Brigade in Chipping Norton

  • George Parker. For services to the community in Barford St. Michael

  • Mrs Maureen Tweney. For services to the community in Oxford

  • Mrs Anne Marie Waters. Watch manager, RDS, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. For services to Fire Safety, Deddington

  • Patrick Wixey. For services to Bird Conservation in Oxfordshire, Witney

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