MBE for Pam

Pam Talbot MBE

Warm congratulations to Pam Talbot, formerly departmental secretary for Biology, Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems, who received an MBE in the recent Queen’s birthday honours list. The award is for services to the National Oceanography Centre and its predecessors over a period spanning 45 years.

Pam, who retired at the end of March 2010, joined the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in 1965, after working for the Ministry of Power. Since 1970, in addition to her departmental secretary role, Pam also worked for Directors of the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (IOS) at Wormley and, for a period, at NOCS.

Pam said “I am absolutely delighted to be honoured in such a way and am humbled that my colleagues nominated me for an MBE. I enjoyed my work at NIO/IOS/SOC/NOC over many years.”

NOC Executive Director, Professor Ed Hill, said “I know that all our staff will agree that it is a fitting tribute to Pam’s immense contribution to the centre and its science.”