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Particularly mathematical New Years Honours 2015

It’s time for our traditional trawl through the New Years Honours list for mentions of “mathematics”, hoping that better-informed readers will fill in the people this crude method has missed. I’ve found the following names:

  • Margaret Brown, Professor of Mathematics Education at King’s College London, awarded OBE for services to Mathematics Education and to Governance of Schools in South London.
  • Gwyneth Stallard, Professor of Pure Mathematics, at the Open University, awarded OBE for services to Higher Education. Prof Stallard was interviewed (audio) for the Being a Professional Mathematician project: “That moment when suddenly things fit together“.
  • Pastor Gbolahan Ayorinde Bright, Volunteer Maths Teacher, Bright Maths Club, Dagenham Heathway Library, awarded MBE for services to Education in East London. An article in the Barking and Dagenham Post gives a little background to Pastor Bright’s work, saying he “started his Dagenham maths club for seven to 11 year olds on Friday evenings in 2000 after becoming aware that children were not engaging with the subject despite its importance.”
  • Charlie Stripp, Chief Executive of Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and Director of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), awarded MBE for services to Education.
  • Professor Ruth Farwell, former maths lecturer turned Vice Chancellor of Buckinghamshire New University, awarded CBE for services to Higher Education.
  • Pat Jones, former maths teacher turned Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bristol Dyslexia Centre, awarded OBE for services to Education.
  • Maureen McKenna, former maths teacher turned Director of Education for Glasgow City Council, awarded OBE for services to Education in Scotland and Malawi.

Are there any others I’ve missed? Please add any of interest in the comments below. A full list may be obtained from the Cabinet Office website.

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