RSE Fellows recognised in King’s Birthday Honours 2024

Eight RSE Fellows are honoured in the King’s Birthday Honours 2024, marking their extraordinary achievements and services.

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the eight RSE Fellows included in the King’s Birthday Honours 2024. The honours system recognises people who have made extraordinary contributions and service to people across the UK.

View the full Birthday Honours list on the UK Government website.

RSE Fellows honoured in King’s Birthday Honours 2024

Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Armando Iannucci CBE HonFRSE, writer, director and producer. For services to film and television

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire


Professor Moira Brigid Whyte DBE FRSE, Sir John Crofton Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh. For services to medical research  



Professor Sir James Skea CBE FRSE, Emeritus Professor, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London and International Institute for Environment and Development. For services to climate science


Professor Sir Niall Campbell Ferguson FRSE, historian and author. For services to literature

Officers of the Order of the British Empire

Photo credit: Sandy Young Photography

Dr Jenny Brown OBE FRSE, Literary Agent. For services to literature


Photo credit: University of Dundee

Professor Geoffrey Gadd OBE FRSE, Boyd Baxter Chair of Biology, University of Dundee. For services to mycology and environmental microbiology


Photo credit: University of Glasgow

Dr Rabinder Buttar OBE FRSE, Senior Enterprise Fellow, Strathclyde University. For services to innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in business, and to life sciences


Photo credit: University of St Andrews

Dr Professor Robert Tooze OBE FRSE, Honorary Professor, University of St Andrews. For services to science and industry

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