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Former LSE director John Ashworth knighted

John Ashworth, a former director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has been given a knighthood for public services in the Queen's New Year Honours list 2008. LSE professors David Metcalf and Robert Cassen, and Lynne Brindley, former librarian and director of Information Services at LSE, were also given honours.

Dr John Ashworth was director of the School from 1990-96. He was under-secretary to the government's Cabinet Office from 1979-81, vice-chancellor at the University of Salford from 1981-1990, and is a former chairman of the British Library board.

Professor David Harry Metcalf|, professor of industrial relations at LSE and Lately Commissioner, Low Pay Commission received a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award for public service.

Professor Robert Harvey Cassen|, visiting professor at LSE and emeritus fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, was also honoured. Professor Cassen, receives an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to education.

Lynne Brindley, former librarian and director of Information Services at LSE received a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to education.

The following alumni received honours this year: David Burge, OBE, BSc (Econ) Economics 1970; Mark Goldring CBE, MSc (Econ) Social Policy and Planning 1989; Peter Jones, CBE, BSc Statistics 1964; David Knowles, CBE , BSc (Econ) Economics 1963; Brian Leonard, CBE, BSc (Econ) Geography 1969; Randolph Otter, MBE, BSc Social Psychology 1992; Michael Radford, OBE, LLB 1987; Andrew Trotter, OBE, BSc(Econ) Economics and Sociology 1989; Nicholas Watson, OBE, LLM 1983; and Keith Young; OBE, BSc (Econ) Econometrics 1968.

The School would like to congratulate everyone who was awarded this year.

Click here for the full list of 2008 New Year Honours|

2 January 2008

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