TV professor among Queen's Birthday Honours for Devon

Prof Iain Stewart Pic: APEX Iain Stewart, a professor at Plymouth University, entered an airtight chamber at the Eden Project

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Broadcaster and geologist Prof Iain Stewart is among those who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The Plymouth University scientist spent 48 hours inside an airtight chamber, surviving on oxygen produced by plants alone, as part of a BBC Two programme.

He has been appointed MBE for services to geology and science communication.

Eric Dancer CBE, Lord Lieutenant of Devon has been appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

The honour is bestowed in recognition of services to the Royal Family.

Prof John Scott, FBA, who is pro vice-chancellor for research and professor in sociology at Plymouth University, has been appointed a CBE for services to social science.

OBEs appointed in Devon include:

  • Eunice Halliday from Plymouth Methodist Mission Circuit for services to the community in the city.
  • Anne Oxborough, who was the assistant principal at Exeter College, for services to further education.
  • Karl Seal for services to high education at the University of Exeter.

Other MBEs appointed in Devon include:

  • Norman Proctor for services to charity through Rotary International and to Business in the Community in Plymouth.
  • John Rendle for services to the community in Braunton.
  • (Christopher) Paul Stebbings, who is a theatre company producer and director, for services promoting British theatre and furthering British cultural interests in Asia.

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