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MBE 1999

Born 4 Sept. 1924; d of Conrad Potter Aiken and Jessie McDonald; m 1st, 1945, Ronald George Brown (d 1955); one ...



Born 21 July 1941; d of Stanley Paul Le Rougetel and Hazel Marie Le Rougetel (née Sherwood); m 1964, Martin Vivian Angel; one ...


Born St Louis, 4 April 1928; d of Bailey Johnson and Vivian Baxter Johnson; one s; died 28 May 2014

writer, singer and actress

George Washington High Sch., San Francisco; California Labor Sch....


DBE 2014

Born Blackpool 1 July 1952; d of James and Ann Daly; m 1977, Richard August; two s

education researcher, writer and consultant, since 2013...


OBE 2016

Born 7 Oct. 1978; d of William and Zena Balsom; m 2017, Samuel Alexander Mendes , qv; one s

classical trumpet soloist, since 2001; Professor of Trumpet, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, since 2006; Artistic Director, Cheltenham Music Festival, since 2018; music educator, campaigner, producer, arranger and presenter...


Born 2 March 1947; d of Ettore Barbieri and Lea Barbieri; m 1982, Iain Webb, Artistic Dir, Sarasota Ballet Co.; one s

freelance ballet teacher and coach, since 1990; Assistant Director, Sarasota Ballet Company, Florida, since 2012...



Born 21 Oct. 1945; d of Raymond George Bassnett and Anne Eileen Bassnett (née Hardwick); one s three d

writer; Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Glasgow, since 2015; Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Warwick, 1992–2016, now Emerita (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, 1997–2003 and 2005–09)...


CBE 2008; PhD; FBA 1993

Born 23 Dec. 1940; d of late Horace Bassington and Miriam (née Simpson); m; one s one d; partner, ...


FBA 2005

Born 15 July 1939; d of John Hall Blackburn and Ruth Blackburn; m 1st, 1971, Edward E. Lowinsky (d 1985); one d...


Born 27 Sept. 1942; d of late Geoffrey Vaughan Blackstone, CBE, GM, QFSM and Joanna Blackstone; m 1963, Tom Evans (marr. diss.; he d 1985); one ...