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Former student Emily Penn, co-founder of eXXpedition, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List

last modified Jan 11, 2021 10:41 AM

Emily was a student in the Department from 2005-2008. Since graduating Emily co-founded eXXpedition, "a series of pioneering all-female sailing voyages to raise awareness of, and solutions for, the devastating environmental and health impacts of single-use plastic and toxics in the world’s oceans".

During her time as a skipper Emily has raised awareness of environmental issues all over the planet. She is a renowned public speaker on the international stage and advises on issues relating to the oceans and the future of society.

For more information about Emily Penn and her fascinating work visit http://www.emilypenn.co.uk