Michael Allen, who was a member of Eastern District Executive Committee in the 70s and 80s, has been awarded an OBE for services to wildlife conservation.
He is former chairman of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. Aged 70, he is a past chairman of the Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust, and a member of the former East of England Regional Assembly.
He said 'I spent a lifetime in adult education and collegiate work in Cambridge, and then took early retirement, which has given me the opportunity to throw myself into all sorts of activities, including the environment, which I'm passionate about. I'm very touched to have been given this honour'
Michael is pictured on the far left, in 1988, with the rest of the WEA Eastern District Executive Committee.