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7 February 2024

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St Hugh’s alumnus appointed MBE in King’s New Year Honours List 2024

We are delighted to offer our congratulations to St Hugh’s alumnus, Laurie Thraves, who has been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for public service in the King’s New Year Honours list 2024. Laurie studied Archaeology and Anthropology at St Hugh’s and Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies and University of Kuwait.

Laurie is currently the Head of the Cabinet Office’s National Situation Centre. The National Situation Centre was established in 2021 to provide data, open source intelligence and analysis to the government’s crisis management COBR committee. It has supported the government’s responses to national security and civil contingency crises including Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the Middle East and North Africa and extreme weather and flooding.


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