Huge congratulations to two members of our Council, Professors Polly Arnold and Tom Welton, on being recognised in Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Honours list for 2017.
Both receive well-deserved OBEs for their tireless work in promoting diversity in the chemical sciences.
Polly Arnold says of her honour: "To be honest, the first thing I did was check my privilege, and try to decide if I deserved recognition.
"But of course I’m extremely flattered and hope it will make me work harder, and make me sound more persuasive. There are so many more things I want to do to help improve diversity in STEM."