Civil List Pensioner


I am employed directly by Queen Elizabeth II as a Civil List Pensioner,formally through a P60 issued by the Treasury in London. With the retirement of Stephen Hawking, Martin Rees, Roger Penrose and Michael Atiyah, I am currently the only active physicist in Britain with two National High Honours. This brings with it the responsibility of high standards of scientific and professional integrity. My Pension is currently two thousand pounds a year, so is an honorarium, not meant to live on. Over the years however it increments and accumulates to a level similar to a Nobel Prize. The Civil List Pension is rarely awarded, and brings with it an international prestige equivalent to a Nobel Prize, for which I have also been nominated.

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