Queens' welcomes two new Honorary Fellows

We are delighted to announce the election of two new Honorary Fellows to Queens' College last week.

Baroness Moyo and James Maynard FRS were inducted into the College during a centuries old tradition in the Chapel, presided over by Queens' President, Dr Mohamed El-Erian.

Honorary Fellows are elected by the Governing Body, having achieved excellence in their profession or chosen field, given distinguished service to the College or University, an institution, movement, region or nation, or been nationally or internationally recognised for any of the above.

Baroness Moyo

Baroness Dambisa Moyo is an economist who sits on the board of global corporations as well as Oxford University Endowment Investment Committee. She has published five bestselling books including Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Delivery Economic Growth and How to Fix It (2018) and How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World (2021). She has been named by TIME as one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2009. She was the inaugural speaker for the MCR’s Angevin Talks and visited the Cambridge Union last year to discuss her latest book in conversation with Dr Mohamed El-Erian.

Professor James Maynard FRS (2005)

In 2022, Professor James Maynard won one of the most prestigious awards in Mathematics, the Fields Medal. His work on prime number theory has contributed to major advancements in our understanding of how prime numbers are structured and their distribution. He is currently a Professor of Number Theory at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford, a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, and was elected a Member of the Royal Society in 2023.