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Sir Brian May OH (1965)

Published by Hampton School on Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

All at Hampton are delighted to congratulate alumnus Sir Brian May on his Knighthood in the 2023 New Year Honours List.


Rock Legend, Sir Brian, is a founding member of the rock group Queen and in 2020 was named ‘Greatest Guitarist of All Time’ by Total Guitar Magazine. Queen’s performance at Live Aid in 1985 is acknowledged as the greatest live set in history. Sir Brian famously opened The Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002 performing live on Buckingham Palace roof – and 20 years later returned to open the Platinum Jubilee concert atop the Victoria Monument.


He is also an accomplished astrophysicist, now attached as stereoscopist to many NASA Space exploration teams. Sir Brian re-established the London Stereoscopic Company in 2008 and was Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008-2013.


His work defending Britain’s wild animals led him to found the Save-Me Trust in 2009, which is his continuing passion, campaigning for the rights of foxes and badgers, and hosting an active wildlife rescue operation.

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