First female Honorary Fellows admitted

Queens' admitted six new Honorary Fellows this week, including the first ever female Fellows, in a historic moment for the College.

The six admitted were Dr Pippa Wells - a senior scientist at CERN; Dame Alison Peacock - a distinguished educationalist; Professor Naomi Segal and Dr Amma Kyei-Mensah who are both “firsts” - respectively the first female Fellow of Queens’ (now a senior academic) and one of the first cohort of female undergraduates (now a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist); and Emily Maitlis -  a leading journalist and broadcaster. The College also admitted Dr. Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority.

After the ceremony (led by the Praelector), a celebration dinner was held in Old Hall at which the Vice-President, Professor Lisa Hall, proposed the toast to the new Honorary Fellows.

A selection of the photos are below. To view the full album, please click here.