Coventry University Vice-Chancellor and Professor at Buckingham Palace to receive honours

John Latham CBE and Duncan Lawson MBE receiving their honours
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Friday 25 October 2019

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Coventry University’s Vice-Chancellor John Latham received his CBE at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this week.

He was joined by the university’s Professor Duncan Lawson, who received his MBE.

The investiture at Buckingham Palace saw his Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge present Professor Latham a CBE for his services to Higher Education. Professor Lawson, a professor of mathematics education and co-director of sigma (a maths and stats support service located in Coventry University’s library) was awarded an MBE for his services to mathematics in Higher Education.

I am absolutely delighted to congratulate both John and Duncan on their awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Higher Education.

John’s drive, leadership, commitment to innovation and service for over 30 years at Coventry University have been truly outstanding. He has played a leading role in our region’s development, as well as promoting innovation on the national stage. John has made a transformational difference here and in the sector.

I am sure you will join me in congratulating John on this wonderful achievement, which I believe also serves as a powerful endorsement of the strength of our institution today and how well respected our university has become.

We are incredibly proud of the innovative work that Duncan has undertaken which has transformed the experience of studying mathematics for students across the globe. His current work with sigma provides invaluable support for students.

Keith Bissett,Coventry University Chair of Governors