The school congratulates the following OS on receiving honours in the New Year’s Honours List (2012):
Simon Donaldson (OS 1975) received a Knighthood in the 2012 Honours List for services to Mathematics. Professor Donaldson is the Royal Society Research Professor in Pure Mathematics at Imperial College London. He attended Sevenoaks School between 1970 and 1975 before going up to Pembroke College, Cambridge. He later became the Wallis Professor of Mathematics at Oxford in 1985 and was awarded the Fields Medal by the International Congress of Mathematics in 1986, generally regarded as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society. Read a full profile of Simon Donaldson OS.
Emma Hope (OS 1980) received an MBE for services to the Fashion Industry. After leaving Sevenoaks School, Emma studied at Cordwainers College and began her career designing ballet pumps for Laura Ashley. She then worked for Betty Jackson and Jean Muir before opening her first shop in Islington. There are now three Emma Hope shops in London and her shoes and bags are sold in over 150 stores worldwide. Emma designed shoes for the film Pride and Prejudice (2005). She has won five Design Council Awards, the Martini Style Award, and the Harpers & Queen Design Award.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
by Charlotte Hails