A British scientist will reclaim her femininity for helping create the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, credited with saving millions of lives around the world.
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert will receive the honor for her services to science and public health in the development of the Covid vaccine at a ceremony at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.
The University of Oxford vaccinology professor co-created the vaccine which has been used by more than 2.5 billion people in more than 170 countries.
The 59-year-old has already received praise for her work, including an impromptu standing ovation from the Wimbledon crowd when she attended the tournament last summer.
The mother of triplets was also honored by toymaker Mattel, which launched a Barbie doll bearing her likeness.
Classical pianist Dame Imogen Cooper will receive her femininity for her services to music.
Dame Imogen was awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music in recognition of her major influence on the musical life of the nation. Through her Imogen Cooper Music Trust, she also awards scholarships to promising young musicians.
Conductor Daniel Harding and pianist and composer Eleanor Alberga will also receive their honours.
Artist Michael Landy, of the Young British Artists movement, will receive a CBE for his services to art.
Mr Landy is best known for Break Down, a work of performance art in which he systematically destroyed all his possessions, and for Art Bin, in Camberwell, south London, where people could bring their artistic failures for evaluation by Mr. Landy and which have been discarded. in a large dumpster if he felt the parts weren’t worth salvaging.
Sculptor Veronica Ryan will receive an OBE for her services to art.
Ms Ryan’s work is on display at the Tate and she was commissioned by Hackney Council to make a public sculpture to celebrate the Windrush generation, unveiled in a Hackney street in October.
Motorbike racer John McGuinness, who is hoping to win his 24th Isle of Man TT race this summer, is due to collect his MBE for his services to motorbike racing.