Wednesday 17 May 2023

Four New Honorary Fellows Elected

Keble College has elected four new distinguished individuals to its Honorary Fellowship. They include:

Angela Saini (1999)
MEng Engineering Science

Angela Saini is an award-wining science journalist and author. Her fourth book, The Patriarchs: How Men Came to Rule, was published in Spring 2023, listed as Financial Times’ books to read in 2023. Her writing has appeared in National Geographic, New Scientist and Wired. She was a spring 2022 Logan Nonfiction Program Fellow and a 2022 fellow of the Humboldt Residency Programme in Berlin.

Prof Malik Peiris (1977)
DPhil Pathology

Malik Peiris is Chair of Virology at the School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, co-directing the WHO H5 Reference Laboratory and the WHO SARS-CoV-2 reference laboratory. He is a clinical and public health virologist with a particular interest in emerging viral diseases at the animal-human interface – using a “One-Health” approach. His research encompasses the pathogenesis, innate immune responses, transmission, ecology and epidemiology of human and animal influenza viruses.

Kate Varah (1994)
BA Theology

Kate Varah is an arts leader, currently the Executive Director at the National Theatre, working alongside Artistic Director Rufus Norris to deliver and advocate for the theatre’s huge national and international impact on stages, in cinemas, classrooms, community spaces, and online. The National Theatre is an exceptional creative hub where brilliant plays are nurtured and staged by exceptional theatre-makers and shared with the world, reaching 15 million people globally each year through offering live and digital experiences of theatre. Kate is a Board member of the Society of London Theatre, the Sheffield Theatres Crucible Trust and a proud Ambassador of PiPA Parents in the Performing Arts. Personal priorities are widening access to the arts, including co-founding The Michael Varah Memorial Fund, a grant-giving trust working to level the playing field for offenders.

Yasumasa Nagamine (1978)
Dip. Social Studies

Yasumasa Nagamine is a Japanese jurist who has been serving as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan since 2021. He started off his career by joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan in 1977, serving as a career officer in various bureaus in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for over 40 years. In 2019, he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United Kingdom, where he served until 2021, until his appointment to the Supreme Court.