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Birthday Honours 2013

Jewellery entrepreneur Bec Astley Clarke, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre Director Dr Teresa Anderson and former Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party David McLetchie were among alumni recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list last week.

Ms Rebecca Clarke MBE

Philosophy and Politics graduate Bec Astley Clarke founded her jewellery business Astley Clarke in London in 2006 after being inspired by a 2005 visit to Basel Jewellery Fair. What started out as an online-only retailer now has a London Boutique and concessions in Selfridges, Harrods and Liberty.

Rebecca has been recognised with an MBE for services to the Jewellery Industry.

Dr Teresa Anderson MBE

Dr Teresa Anderson studied for her physics degree at the University of Manchester, followed by a PhD at Edinburgh before returning to the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank to develop and build the new Discovery Centre.

Jodrell Bank is home to the Stargazing Live series for BBC TV and has supported a variety of public engagement initiatives including Girls’ Night Out (Under The Stars), an event for girls with an interest in physics, astronomy and planetary science.

Dr Anderson has been recognised with an MBE for services to Astrophysics.

David McLetchie CBE MSP

David McLetchie

David McLetchie graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Law in 1974 and qualified as a solicitor in 1976. Active in student politics from 1968, David was the Conservative candidate for Edinburgh Central in the 1979 General Election.

He became leader of the Scottish Conservatives upon the creation of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 and now serves as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Lothian electoral region.

David has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Birthday Honours List 2013

Knights Bachelor

Professor Sir Jonathan Mills, FRSE 2012 Dr hc, the University of Edinburgh. Director and Chief Executive, Edinburgh International Festival. For services to Culture.

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt 1986 PhD, the University of Edinburgh. Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Southampton. For services to Science and Engineering.

Order of the Bath

Companions of the Order of the Bath

Elizabeth Gardiner CB 1987 LLB, 1988 Dip (Law), the University of Edinburgh. Parliamentary Counsel, Cabinet Office. For services to the Preparation of Legislation.

Order of the British Empire (Civil Division)

CBE - Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Allan Bowman CBE 1972 MA (Politics), the University of Edinburgh. Chair, Social Care Institute for Excellence. For services to Social Care

Dr Robert McIntosh CBE 1973 BSc (Wildlife & Fisheries Management), 1985 PhD, the University of Edinburgh. Director Scotland, Forestry Commission. For services to Forestry.

David McLetchie CBE MSP 1974 LLB (Law), the University of Edinburgh. Member of the Scottish Parliament and former Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party.

Professor James Skea CBE 1975, BSc (Mathematical Physics), the University of Edinburgh. Professor of Sustainable Energy, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. For services to Sustainable Energy.

OBE - Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Professor Michael Dixon OBE FRSE 1975 BSc (Pathology), 1978 MBChB, the University of Edinburgh. Breast Cancer Surgeon, Western General Hospital. For services to the treatment of Breast Cancer and for charitable services.

Keith Falconer OBE 1968 MA (Geography), the University of Edinburgh. Lately Head of Regional Office, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. For services to Industrial Architecture.

Dr Josephine Hockley OBE 1992 MSc (Nursing & Healthcare Management), 2006 PhD, the University of Edinburgh. Nurse Consultant, St Christopher’s Hospice. For services to Palliative Care Nursing.

Dr Janet Little OBE 1984 MSc (Community Medicine), the University of Edinburgh. Consultant, Public Health. For services to healthcare in Northern Ireland.

Dr Patricia Wilkie OBE 1972 MA (Sociology & Social and Economic History), the University of Edinburgh. President, National Association for Patient Participation. For services to Healthcare and Patient Involvement in the NHS.

MBE - Member of the Order of the British Empire

Dr Teresa Anderson MBE 1993 PhD, the University of Edinburgh. Director, University of Manchester’s Discovery Centre, Jodrell Bank. For services to Astrophysics.

Ms Rebecca Clarke MBE 1995 MA (Philosophy and Politics), the University of Edinburgh. Founder, Astley Clarke. For services to the Jewellery Industry.

Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop MBE 1984 Med, the University of Edinburgh. Professor Emeritus, the University of Strathclyde. For services to people with Autism in Scotland.

Professor John Gunn MBE 1975 BSc (Physics), the University of Edinburgh. Director of Research, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham. For services to Physics.

BEM - Medallist of the Order of the British Empire

Ian Landles BEM 1974 MA (History), the University of Edinburgh. For services to the community in Hawick, Scottish Borders.