Dudley Plunket Gurd was a ophthalmic surgeon who served with distinction during the second world war and who, in 1964, was appointed honorary surgeon to Her Majesty the Queen.
Commodore ‘Black Sam' Dunlop had a distinguished record of service during the second world war and commanded the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Austin during the Falklands War. He was the first Merchant Navy officer to win the DSO since the Second World War.
Sir Donald Murray was one of Northern Ireland’s foremost experts in Chancery law and practice and became a distinguished appellate judge. He was also a lover of music and cricket enthusiast.
When James Stirling left Durham University in 2008, he could look back on two decades of remarkable work. His research on the behaviour of subatomic particles, specifically the so-called monojet anomaly, in which protons failed to behave as they were supposed to in a particle collider, had been a triumph.