Malcolm Airs, Emeritus Fellow & former Kellogg Vice President, awarded OBE

10 June 2019

Congratulations to Kellogg Emeritus Fellow and former Vice President Professor Malcolm Airs, who has been awarded an OBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for his services to the historic environment, conservation and education.

When asked what this means to him Professor Airs said:

“It means a hell of a lot to me. It is a citation in three parts, conservation, history and the environment, all three of which are dear to my heart.

I see it as a recognition of the heritage sector, members of which feature quite heavily in this year’s list, including my colleague from the Architecture Panel at the National Trust, Ptolemy Dean (OBE) and Anna Keay (OBE), Director of the Landmark Trust, of which I am a former Trustee.

Also, education. I’ve had a wonderful career in planning and conservation, I then joined the Department of Continuing Education and Kellogg and got to teach the next generation; it now gives me great pleasure to see my students in roles of great responsibility.”

Professor Airs was Vice-President of Kellogg from 2006 to 2008 and supervised the building works which established the College on its Norham Manor site. From 2008 to 2012 he was Director of the Kellogg Centre for the Historic Environment.

Click to find out more about Professor Airs.