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New Year’s Honours for St Catharine’s Members


The College wishes to congratulate those Members who have been recognised by HM The Queen in the New Year’s Honours.

Professor Sir Cyril Chantler (1967) has been appointed a Knight Grand Cross (GBE) for services to leadership in healthcare. Sir Cyril is an emeritus professor at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School. He is also a founding partner of UCLPartners, which brings together health professionals and organisations from throughout the UK with the aim of improving public health.

Edmund Hosker (1976, English), lately Director, International, EU and Resilience at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, has been appointed CBE for services to energy policy. Mr Hosker has also served as chair of the International Energy Agency's governing board.

Professor John Pyle (1986, Fellow), who is Head of the University’s Department of Chemistry, has been appointed CBE for services to atmospheric chemistry and environmental science. Details of Professor Pyle’s research can be found on the University’s website, and he also wrote about his work on climate change in the 2016 issue of The Wheel.

James Gosling (1974), a consultant solicitor at law firm Holman Fenwick Willan who specialises in shipping and insurance, has received an OBE for services to the legal profession and maritime hostages.

George Nash (2008) has been appointed MBE for services to rowing, having won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as a member of the Great Britain men’s coxless four. George also has three World Championship gold medals and won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.