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Former Senior Tutor receives OBE

19 Jun 2014

St Edmund’s College is delighted to congratulate Dr Helen Mason, Fellow and former Senior Tutor on receiving an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Helen is a Reader in Solar Physics and Head of the Atomic Astrophysics Group in the University's Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. She has received her OBE for services to higher education and to women in science, engineering and technology. Helen’s outreach work includes her leadership of the SunTrek project, an educational website about the Sun and its effects on the Earth. In an interview with the Cambridge News Helen said: “It is a great honour, and a humbling experience to be recognised for the work I have done not only for the University of Cambridge, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and St Edmunds College, but also with UK teachers and schools.”