26th June 2009 at 01:00

Richard Bolsin, general secretary of the Workers' Educational Association, the UK's largest voluntary provider of adult education, and Ivor Moon, who has been a member of the association for 70 years, were both appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Valerie Whiting, international co-ordinator at Oaklands College in Hertfordshire, was also made an MBE in recognition of her 45 years' service to the college.

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