Terry Pratchett’s knighthood stands out in today’s Honours list. Although he has received the award for his hugely successful writing career (I must confess to never having read any of his books- sorry Terry!), I am delighted for him having been moved by his campaign for more research into Alzheimer’s disease, after he was diagnosed with the illness in 2007. His speech at Party Conference this year was one of my highlights of 2008. In that speech he announced a donation he had made to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust and challenged us all to “match it for Pratchett”- that would be a good new year’s resolution for us all.