University supporters honoured by the Queen
21 June 2017
Several supporters of The University of Manchester have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list, which was published on Friday, 16 June.
The honours recognise people from all over the UK who have made valuable contributions to public life or to Britain in general.
This year’s awards, which mark the 100th anniversary of the Order of the British Empire, are the most diverse ever.
John Timpson CBE was knighted for services to business and fostering. Timpson Limited generously funds the ‘Alex Timpson Clinical Studentship’, pioneering cancer research at the University.
Engineering Manufacture and Management alumnus Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson became a Commander of the British Empire for services to secure low-carbon electricity.
Mr Cadoux-Hudson supports foundation scholarships at the University, offering a ‘Year 0’ for students from diverse educational backgrounds or those without the appropriate qualifications for their chosen degree. Having completed the one-year foundation programme, students are able to progress onto their chosen undergraduate course.
Trevor Pears of the Pears Foundation received a knighthood for services to philanthropy. The generous support of The Pears Foundation has funded a number of academic posts at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures and the Centre for Jewish Studies.