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Two Alumnae Named in New Year's Honours List

Professor Lesley Regan and broadcaster Annie Nightingale both featured on the New Year’s Honours List, published last month, which recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the UK.
Lesley Regan (Class of 1974), who is the President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists was awarded a damehood, for services to Women’s Healthcare.  Dame Lesley said:  “I am delighted and honoured to be recognised in the New Year’s Honours.  The progress we have made in women’s health at the RCOG is only possible because of the hard work and commitment of the wonderful staff and our wider membership. We have much work to do to achieve the aims set out in the Better For Women report and I look forward to supporting the RCOG and its many key partners to transform healthcare services for women and girls.”

Annie Nightingale (Class of 1958), who is a DJ for BBC Radio One, received a CBE for services to Radio. She said: “To receive the CBE? Coolest big-up ever.  I am deeply honoured, and thank everyone I have ever worked with, who’s made it possible.” She had already been awarded an MBE in 2002.

Annie was the first female DJ on Radio One and is the station’s longest serving presenter.  She will celebrate her 50th year with Radio One this year.

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