Clare Phipps, who graduated in Human Sciences in 2010, has been elected as the Chair of the Green Party National Executive. Clare has written about what Human Scientists can contribute to politics in our latest newsletter.
Research by Human Sciences alumna, Charlotte Houldecroft showing that Neanderthals may have died of diseases carried by humans from Africa has featured in The Guardian. Charlotte graduated in Human Sciences in 2009 before doing a doctorate in Molecular Genetics at the University of Cambridge. Charlotte says her current research on infectious disease in Neanderthals was inspired by her Human Sciences degree.
Congratulations to Belinda Stewart-Cox (who graduated in Human Sciences in 1984) who has been awarded an OBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours (in the Diplomatic Service and Overseas List). Belinda is the founder and executive director of the Elephant Conservation Network and says that Human Sciences is "a perfect degree for anyone interested in conservation because it focuses on people as well as wildlife."
On 6 December 2011, H.M. Queen Elizabeth II invested Belinda Stewart-Cox with an O.B.E. for twenty-five years of service to nature conservation in Thailand.