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Dave Emley BEM Honorary Doctorate
The School's own Dave Emley BEM worked at Keele University as a technician for over 40 years until he retired in 2016, and during that time contributed an enormous amount of effort in showcasing the natural history and beauty of the campus - in addition to his day job - coming up with the idea to turn the campus into an arboretum and inspiring generations of staff, students and visitors. He continues to run free guided walks around the campus in his retirement. Dave commented:
“I am thrilled and deeply touched to receive this award. It has been a great pleasure to pass on my knowledge of the natural world to staff, students and visitors to Keele while at the same time promoting our wonderful campus to a wider audience.”. Dave's work has also encompassed involvement with natural history and conservation organisations outside the University - he has been Editor of the West Midland Bird Club's Annual Report since the early 2000s and also acts as Moth Recorder for Staffordshire - his wide knowledge of the world of both plants and animals makes him a true "Natural Historian". CONGRATULATIONS Dave!