Corpus members receive New Year's Honours
Four Corpus alumni have been recognised in the 2024 New Year's Honours.
Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan (2008, PhD Electronic Engineering) has been awarded an OBE for Services to Innovation Technology and the Promotion of STEM Subjects in Education. He is the President of PervasID, which he founded in 2011. The company was born out of the University's Department of Engineering and provides award-winning RFID (radio frequency identification) products, enabling companies to streamline operations and automate inventory and asset management processes. Sabesan is a Fellow of Girton College and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He attended the 60th Anniversary of Leckhampton celebratory dinner and brunch in November 2022.
The Very Rev Dr David Hoyle MBE (1976, MA Theological & Religious Studies) has been appointed KCVO for his role at the Coronation of the King and Queen in May 2023. Dr Hoyle is the 39th Dean of Westminster. He was installed as Dean in 2019 and officiated at the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2022. His MBE was awarded in 2020 for Services to the Community whilst he was Dean of Bristol; his latest role before moving to Westminster. Dr Hoyle attended the College's Name Day Feast in 2023.
Professor Kenneth Falconer (1971, MA PhD Mathematics and Research Fellow from 1977 to 1980), has been awarded a CBE for Services to Mathematics as Regius Professor of Mathematics at the University of St Andrews. He was appointed to this role in 2018 by the late Queen, having worked at St Andrews since 1993 and the University of Bristol prior to this. His main area of research is mathematical analysis, particularly fractal geometry. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1998 and awarded the Shephard Prize of the London Mathematical Society in 2020. Kenneth attended the 1966-71 reunion lunch in summer 2023, held at Leckhampton.
Mr David Farnsworth (1991, MA Law) has been awarded an OBE for Services to the Voluntary Sector in London. Currently Managing Director of the City of London Corporation, he has spent almost 20 years working with the voluntary sector, most recently as Director and Chief Grants Officer at the City of London's charitable funder, The City Bridge Trust, and as Head of the Refugee and Asylum Seekers Initiative at The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.