The arrival of the Queens Birthday Honours List always provides a few minutes entertainment. This year's set of gonged individuals is no exception.
A quick search on "science" throws up a bunch of names that will be familiar to at least some ABSW members:
- Jim Al-Khalili, well known media physicists and Professor of Physics and Professor of Public Engagement in Science, University of Surrey. "For services to Physics."
- Frances Rosemary (or Fran as she is also known) Balkwill, who has won more than her fair share of awards for the books that started off as an attempt to explain science to her kids, Professor of Cancer Biology, Queen Mary, University of London. "For services to Science Communication to Children".
- Sheila Scott Anderson-Witty, who used to run communications at the Natural Environment Research Council. "For services to Science."