Award for Geoffrey Hosking
5 January 2015
Emeritus Professor of Russian History Geoffrey Hosking has been awarded the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's List for "services to higher education and students".
There was a special mention of Geoffrey as co-founder of 'Nightline' a self-help telephone service for students that he helped to set up in 1970 at Essex University where he was a lecturer.
Since then the service has spread to dozens of universities in the UK and a number of universities in countries abroad.