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Friday, 03 July 2015
Former pupil Anna Stuttard has been given the Distinguished Friend of Oxford Award, which formally recognises individuals who have acted as exceptional volunteers for the benefit of the wider collegiate University. Awardees are seen as people whose legacy will have a lasting impact on the university and they will be perceived as role models to other volunteer contributors.
Anna was praised for her wisdom and commitment in ensuring that Oxford’s research meets the highest ethical standards. She is the Director of Publications at Amnesty International, so it is no surprise that her experience and insights are described as invaluable.
She has been an external member of the Inter-Divisional Research Ethics Committee for the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions since 2010 and has served as one of its vice-chairs since 2013. According to the citation, ‘Anna came with a real commitment to the issues and contexts in which social science research could make a difference and with an innate ability to see things from multiple points of view. Her enthusiasm for good social science research was palpable; and she showed the tenacity and determination to stand up for the needs of participants.’ She was further praised for making time in her busy life to attend many committee meetings and devoting many more hours to preparing for them.
Recipients of the 2015 Awards were honoured at a ceremony at Harris Manchester College on 20 June.
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