27 May, 2005

We are delighted to announce that Dr John Dudeney, Deputy Director BAS received his OBE on Thursday 26 May. Dr Dudeney has been awarded an OBE for his services to science. He joined the British Antarctic Survey as a graduate in 1966. He spent two consecutive winters at the Antarctic Peninsula as an ionospheric physicist and as Faraday Base Commander in 1968. He headed the British Antarctic Survey’s Upper Atmospheric Services Division from 1990 until 1998 when he became Deputy Director of BAS. During his career, Dr Dudeney has served or been involved with a number of International committees and bodies. He has made around 20 trips to Antarctica and his professional involvement in Antarctic matters spans almost 40 years. He says, “I am pleased and honoured to receive the OBE. It’s good to know that your efforts have been recognised, but most heart-warming of all is the volume of sentiments I’ve received from colleagues I’ve worked with over the years.”