30th December 2009
Emeritus Fellow made Honorary Alderman
Earlier this year, Oxfordshire County Council decided to appoint Honorary Aldermen for the first time, and Dermot Roaf, Emeritus Fellow in Maths at Exeter, was one of the three selected.
The post of Honorary Alderman was created to recognise former Councillors who have made a significant contribution to the Council, and to public service in general. The Aldermen will assist the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council in civic ceremonies and in hosting groups of visitors to the County Council.
Dr Roaf was a Lib Dem Councillor, serving as a County Councillor in north Oxford for 28 years before retiring in June this year.