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Social campaigner appointed MBE

Michael Schluter
Michael Schluter set up the Jubilee Centre to campaign for social reform

A campaigner for harmony in families, business and personal relationships has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours list.

Social reformer and economist Michael Schluter set up the the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge in 1982.

He had just returned from working for the World Bank in East Africa in 1982.

His organisation sets out to be a Christian think tank focusing on social and economic issues from a religious stand point using the Bible as a guide.

He launched the Keep Sunday Special campaign against the deregulation of Sunday trading in 1985, causing Margaret Thatcher's only defeat in Parliament.

In 1994, Mr Schluter launched Relationships Foundation and through this has been instrumental in setting up Citylife and the charities Equity for Africa and Concordis International.

He is co-author and has contributed to a number of books looking at social issues from a relational perspective.

He is also an accomplished speaker who has addressed audiences all over the world.

Other recipients in Cambridgeshire include:


• Malcolm Lowe-Lauri. Formerly chief executive, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS. (Peterborough)

• Professor Peter Hugh Nolan. Sinyi Professor, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. For services to supporting British business in China and China's integration into the global economy.


• Gillian Rose Beasley. Chief executive, Peterborough City Council. For services to local government. (Peterborough)

• Professor Marcial Hernan Echenique. For services to urban and regional planning. (Huntingdon)

• Andrew Charles Hutchinson. Executive principal, Parkside Federation. For services to education. (Cambridge)

• David Kynaston. For services to the electronics industry. (Cambridge)

• Dr Robert Mulvaney. Glaciologist, physical sciences division, British Antarctic Survey. For services to science. (Cambridge)

• Grahame Richard Nix. Chief operating officer, Marshall Aerospace. For services to the defence industry. (Cambridge)

• Stephen Rodford. Senior manager HM Prison Whitemoor. (Chelmsford, Essex)

• Boni Patricia Sones. For services to broadcasting and to the public relations Industry.

• Dr Robert James David Winter. Medical director, East of England Strategic Health Authority. For services to the NHS. (Barrington)


• Dawn Ellen Chapman. Nurse consultant, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to breast cancer healthcare.

• Mary Jenifer Cooper. For voluntary service to international students in Cambridge.

• John Drayton. For services to the quarry industry and to geology.

• Alice Zeitlyn. For voluntary service to the community in Cambridge.

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