Dorset archaeology professor made OBE in honours list

image captionProfessor Timothy Darvill says his honour is "a great privilege".

An expert on prehistoric Britain has been made an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Professor Timothy Darvill, from Bournemouth University, is recognised for his services to archaeology.

He co-directed one of the first excavations within Stonehenge for 40 years.

Other Dorset people honoured include an OBE for Suzanne Cunningham for services to midwifery and an MBE for Ch Supt Lynn Hart, for services to the police.

The university said Professor Darvill, who lives in Bournemouth, is the first academic from the town's university to receive an award from the Queen.

He has also led an English Heritage project studying the changing state of England's archaeology, providing recommendations for the monitoring of changes at hundreds of historic sites.

He said: "It is a great privilege for me to receive this from the Queen.

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"I have always been passionate about archaeology and feel fortunate to have contributed to so many amazing projects that have revealed such a great deal about our nation's history and heritage."

Dr Mary Armitage, from Broadstone, a consultant physician and endocrinologist for the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is made a CBE for services to medicine.

School governor David Braddock becomes an MBE for voluntary services to education for his work at Ferndown Upper School in the county.

Robert Cowley is awarded an MBE for services to his local community in Sturminster Newton.

Robert Mizon, from Wimborne, is made an MBE for his work as national co-ordinator for the Campaign for Dark Skies.

From Wareham, Stephen Pack is made an MBE for voluntary service to Lulworth Coastguard Rescue, as is Anthony Roberts from Wimborne, for his voluntary work at a hospice in Poole, Lewis-Manning.

Doreen Symonds, from Weymouth, is appointed an MBE for voluntary services to the charity Save the Children in Weymouth and Portland.

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