British Empire Medal

Dr Judith Ann Webb has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours list, for services to Conservation of Wildlife and Habitats in Oxfordshire.

Dr Webb will be known to the Network as co-editor of the Dipterists Forum, Bulletin.

In November 2020, she was included in the BBC Woman’s Hour 2020 Power List: Our Planet. This is what they said:

Former biology teacher Dr Webb has tirelessly dedicated her free time to local conservation around Oxfordshire for 25 years. Having become the unofficial ecologist of her school, she later campaigned to protect the same grounds after the school was closed down and has protected the area ever since. She’s also passionate about conserving the Oxford Fens and monitoring rare species of flies, fungi and mosses. According to Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre, she’s contributed well over 37,000 records of local species and habitats, and she can identify what pollen a bee makes by looking at its back legs!

Congratulations to Dr Webb!

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