Dr Sandy Lerner’s OBE: A Special Day in Pictures

>>Dr Sandy Lerner’s OBE: A Special Day in Pictures

Dr Sandy Lerner’s OBE: A Special Day in Pictures

2016-11-23T10:23:50+00:0022nd May 2015|Library News|

On Wednesday 20th May, Dr Sandy Lerner was presented with her honorary OBE for services to UK culture, here in the Library she founded.  She received special permission to hold the ceremony here and was presented with the award by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq.

Dr Linda Bree, a trustee of Chawton House Library and Editorial Director of Cambridge University Press, said, ‘I’m delighted to see this recognition of your wonderful achievement Sandy in founding Chawton House Library, and giving women writers of the past, at last, a home of their own in Britain.’

We are delighted that Sandy’s remarkably generous gift, fired by passion and commitment to widening the literary horizon has been so publicly recognised.

 

The Day in Pictures

CHL's heavy horses greeted guests as they arrived for the ceremony

CHL’s heavy horses greeted guests as they arrived for the ceremony

Dr Sandy Lerner and HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq

Dr Sandy Lerner and HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq

Dr Sandy Lerner and CHL trustee, Mr Richard Knight

Dr Sandy Lerner and CHL trustee, Mr Richard Knight

Dr Sandy Lerner with her OBE

Dr Sandy Lerner with her OBE

HM Lord-Lieutenant, Nigel Atkinson Esq congratulating Dr Sandy Lerner

HM Lord-Lieutenant, Nigel Atkinson Esq congratulating Dr Sandy Lerner

Trustees Mrs Gilly Drummond and Mr Richard Knight with Executive Director, Dr Gillian Dow, Trustees Mr Leonard Bosack, Dr Sandy Lerner and HM Lord-Lieutenant, Nigel Atkinson Esq

Trustees, Mrs Gilly Drummond and Mr Richard Knight with Executive Director, Dr Gillian Dow, Trustees Mr Leonard Bosack, Dr Sandy Lerner and HM Lord-Lieutenant, Nigel Atkinson Esq

The Insignia and the Warrant presented to Dr Sandy Lerner

The Insignia and the Warrant presented to Dr Sandy Lerner