Sculptor Antony Gormley is to receive a knighthood, Met Office chief scientist Professor Julia Slingo will become a dame and broadcaster Nicholas Parsons and actor Michael Crawford will both receive CBEs. For services to Cartography and voluntary service to the National Autistic Society and the Boys' Brigade. Life president, Federation for Detached Youth Work, Leicester and Chair of Trustees, Belvedere Community Activity Centre, Liverpool. (Liverpool, Merseyside)Professor Robin Anthony Jeffery Eady. For services to the Unemployed and the community in Epsom, Surrey. General Practitioner and Medical director, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
Other women on the list included entrepreneur Karren Brady, NHS campaigner Julie Bailey and 1969 Wimbledon winner Ann Jones, who will all receive CBEs. Head, London 2012 Games Team, Health and Safety Executive. For services to Palliative Care for Children and Young People.
The railway and its junction to Oxford assisted the growth of Didcot.
The station's name entrenched the spelling "Didcot".
(Tunbridge Wells, Kent)Professor Nigel Leslie Brown, FRSE. Group manager for Debt Contact Centres, Debt Management, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to Further Education for Young Adults with Complex Disabilities and Severe Learning Difficulties. For services to Psychiatry and for voluntary service to People with Mental Health Conditions. For services to Search and Rescue in the UK and Abroad. For public service and for services to the community in Northern Ireland. For services to Higher Education and to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. For services to research and agriculture in the Falkland Islands. Executive chairman, China Food Company plc, Non-Executive director, China Britain Business Council, and Chair, VSO China.
President, Society for General Microbiology and Emeritus Professor of Molecular Microbiology, University of Edinburgh. For services to Debt Management and to the community in North Yorkshire. Formerly Headteacher, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham and Chair, Independent Schools' Teacher Induction Panel. (Birmingham, West Midlands)Mrs Maire Fionnuala Kerr. Head, Higher Education Division, Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland Executive. (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire)Professor Elizabeth Matilda Tansey. Professor, History of Modern Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. Grade 7, Academies Performance and Brokerage North Division, Department for Education. Records, Information Governance and Departmental Records Officer, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. (Borehamwood, Hertfordshire)Ms Alison Marjorie Wild. Formerly Chair, Association of Heads of University Administration and Deputy chief executive, Liverpool John Moores University. (Sandbach, Cheshire)Professor Susan Mary Bailey, OBE. (Didsbury, Greater Manchester)Professor Shirley Anne Pearce, CBE. (Dukinfield, Greater Manchester)Dr Deborah Anne Pullen. Director, Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network and Group Research director, BRE. (Furneux Pelham, Hertfordshire)Kevin Brendan Shakeshaft. Higher Officer, Criminal Investigation Directorate, HMRC. For services to Criminal Investigation, Officer Safety Training, and voluntary service to the community in Suffolk. Chair, Board of Governors, Crumlin Integrated College and vice-Chair, Board of Governors, Grange Park Primary and St. (Morecambe, Lancashire)Professor Michael O Edwards. For services to British business interests and the development of civil society in China. Trade and Investment manager, UKTI Defence and Security Organisation, British Embassy, Ankara, Turkey.
Torcs were normally worn around the neck, but this one, weighing 732 g (26 Oz), is too large to fit a person's waist and may have been designed to be worn over thick winter clothing, as a sash, or by a prized animal in the course of a sacrifice.
More than a thousand discoveries of 'treasure' - such as gold or silver ornaments or coin collections and prehistoric metalwork - were made in England, Wales and Northern Ireland last year, the report reveals.
A hoard of 126 gold Roman coins dating to around 160 CE was found just outside the village in 1995 by an enthusiast with a metal detector; this is now displayed at the Ashmolean Museum on loan from the British Museum.
The name is believed to be derived from that of Dida, a 7th-century Mercian sub-king who ruled the area around Oxford and was the father of Saint Frithuswith or Frideswide, now the patron saint of both Oxford and Oxford University.
For services to Social and Economic Development in Northern Ireland. Head of Operations, Washington, Tyne and Wear, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Research in the Medical Sciences and to the Public Understanding of Science. Scientific director, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Clinical director, NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Cooperative. For services to Education and voluntary service to the Girl Guides in Darlington. For services to British defence and security industry interests in Turkey.
For services to Child Benefit Reform and voluntary service to Children's Football in Durham. Head, Radioactive Substances Regulation, Environment Agency. For services to Radioactive Substances Regulation and voluntary service to the community. Formerly A2L, Private Sector Development and National Infrastructure Team, Department for International Development.
Didcot village was on the route between London and Wantage (present day Wantage Road) and had three turnpikes (toll gates).