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Human geographer, Nigel Thrift, has been granted the highest honor in Britain. In the New Year Honors for 2015, which have just been announced, Thrift was awarded a Knighthood and becomes Sir Nigel. The honor will be conferred by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony later in the year. Thrift is one of the world’s leading human geographers who has made significant contributions to economic geography and non-representational theory. He has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick since 2006 and this honor recognizes his services to higher education in the UK. Learn More.