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Writes, Books and Wins: Lynne Truss among this year's winners of UCL Fellowship awards

Publication date: Mar 13, 2006 3:10:33 PM

UCL today announces the results of this year's Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship nominations. The 2004 list of Fellowships, awarded to people who have made outstanding contributions in their field or to society, includes Eats, Shoots and Leaves author Lynne Truss.

"I was thrilled to receive the letter from UCL saying I had been nominated for a fellowship," says Truss. "These past six months have been so hectic that I haven't really had the chance to stand back and appreciate how my book has taken off. When the letter arrived it was an emotional moment."

Dame Antonia Byatt, author and former lecturer at UCL, will also receive an Honorary Fellowship on the 19 th May.

Confederation of British Industry's Director General Digby Jones will collect a Fellowship alongside Marjorie Wallace, founder and Chief Executive of the mental health charity SANE.

Eddie O'Gorman, who founded CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA after his 14-year-old son died of leukaemia, will receive the title of Honorary Fellow alongside Ronald Dworkin, Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at UCL and the world's pre-eminent legal philosopher.

The full list of this year's Fellows and Honorary Fellows:

Fellows

•  Entrepreneur Prof Sue Birley

•  Immunologist Prof Michael Edidin

•  CBI Director General Digby Jones

•  Medical charity founder Dr Aishah Ong

•  Artist Paula Rego

•  History scholar Prof Richard Smith

•  Author Lynne Truss

•  SANE Chief Executive Marjorie Wallace

Honorary Fellows

•  Author Dame Antonia Byatt

•  Pharmacologist Prof David Colquhoun

•  Philanthropist Sidney Corob

•  Jurist Prof Ronald Dworkin

•  Theatre founder Michael Freeman

•  CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA founder Eddie O'Gorman

•  Molecular biologist Prof Martin Raff

•  English scholar Prof John Sutherland


Notes for Editors

For more information please contact Jenny Gimpel on 020 7679 9739 or j.gimpel@ucl.ac.uk.

Every year, the Council of UCL awards Fellowships or Honorary Fellowships to up to twenty people who have made outstanding contributions or achievements in their field, either in academia or in non-academic fields such as public service and industry.

Fellowships are awarded to UCL alumni, i.e. to people who are former students of UCL. Honorary Fellowships are given to people who have contributed in some way to UCL, but who did not attend the university as a student.

The award ceremony will take place at the Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London at 6.30pm on Wednesday 19th May 2004.

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is also on the 2004 Fellowship list, and will be inaugurated in the course of a future visit to the UK.