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First of all, a very Happy New Year to one and all from the MLC blog! We begin our blogging in 2017 with the news that our former student and colleague Alan Woodhouse has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Alan studied French at the University of Liverpool as a mature student, and then went on very successfully to teach French grammar in the department. In his time as a language tutor, he won an Alastair Pillkington teaching award for excellence, donating the prize money to form the Alan Woodhouse prize for French, awarded to the Year 2 student who makes the most progress in French language across the year.

Alan was awarded his MBE in recognition of his services to the Samaritans, of which he is the longest-serving volunteer. He set up the Samaritans’ Liverpool branch in 1960, and has been helping vulnerable people for 57 years. Warmest congratulations to Alan from all of us in MLC!


Alan Woodhouse takes his well-deserved place in the New Year’s Honours list