One of the consequences of having a monarchy is that it comes with a system of recognising the contribution that people have made, in a variety of different ways, to the country. In the UK this takes the form of the award of honours, or the membership of orders of chivalry, obviously looking back to the time when disputes were settled by men dressed in suits of armour with lances. In the UK these honours are announced twice a year; in June to coincide with the Queen’s official birthday (for those of you who are keen monarchists, this is also celebrated with the ceremony of the Trooping of the Colour) and at the New Year.
ICRP News: ICRP 2011 Symposium presentations now available to download
A special issue of the journal Radiation Protection Dosimetry containing many lectures and proffered papers presented at the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine, 1-3 September 2010 in Varna, Bulgaria, is now published. The download is free at