St Antony's College is the most cosmopolitan of the seven graduate colleges of the University of Oxford, specialising in international relations, economics, politics and history of particular parts of the world.
The Gateway Buildings
The opening of the completed Gateway Buildings took place on 26 March 2013. The project was officially opened by His Excellency Ghassan I Shaker, after whom one of the buildings is named in appreciation of his support. Ghassan Shaker, who was educated at St John’s College in Cambridge, is now the Founder and Chairman of several companies in Asia and Europe, and he also serves as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador supporting projects that assist the victims of war, and serve to aid with education and microfinance.
The two buildings comprise 54 en suite student rooms, several of them accessible for those with special needs as well as office space for 30 staff. They also contain a new porters’ lodge and lobby, and conference facilities on the upper floor. The Gateway Buildings give a sense of coherence to the entire College, pulling together buildings from different periods and in architectural styles. The Gateway Buildings enclose the central quadrangle, an important symbol which brings St Antony’s in tune with the classic Oxford college style. Renewable energy is provided by ground source heat along with solar panels placed at roof level. A new energy centre reduces overall carbon emissions and running costs.
In recognition of the architectural value of this project, St Antony’s was announced as one of three joint winners in the New Buildings category for the Gateway Buildings at the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards ceremony on 12 November 2013. The College has been presented with a plaque to display in College.
Please visit our website dedicated to the Gateway Campaign and Antonian Fund
News and Events
Dr Philip Robins (University Reader in the Politics of the Middle East and Fellow at St Antony's College) has published a new book: "The Role, Position and Agency of Cusp States in International Relations"(Routledge, 2014).
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death on 13 July 2014 of Professor George Scanlon, Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College and long-standing friend and supporter of the Middle East Centre. Funeral arrangements will be publicised once they have been finalised.
Mr Tim Cullen (Academic Visitor, 2009-2012) was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the June 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for “Services to International Financial Management.
Dr Laurent Mignon (University Lecturer in Turkish at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Antony's College) has published a new book: “Hüzünlü Özgürlük: Yahudi Edebiyatı ve Düşüncesi Üzerine Yazılar” (Gozlem Kitap, 2014)
St Antony’s student Andrew Cunnigham (DPhil Education, 2011) was nominated and selected as one of Vice Chancellor's Social Impact Award Winners. Andrew was nominated for his work with WISER (a NGO focusing on the social empowerment of underprivileged girls through education and health) and for his research in using mobile phone technologies to democratize the process of quality assurance systems for all primary schools in Kenya.
Dr Halbert Jones, Fellow at St Antony’s College, has just published his latest book “The War Has Brought Peace to Mexico: World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State” (University of New Mexico Press, 2014).
The Gateway Buildings gained their third significant award and a High Commendation at last night's RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) South East Region Awards.The Gateway was "Winner" in the "Commercial" category for the way in which quality of design and facilities has provided the College with a significant enhancement to its built identity and finances. The "High Commendation" came in the Residential category.
Professor Archie Brown (Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Oxford; Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College) will present his new book "The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age" (Bodley Head, 2014) on Wednesday 14 May at 5pm in the Nissan Lecture Theatre.
Dr Paola Mattei, Fellow at St Antony's College, has just published her latest book "University Adaptation in Difficult Economic Times"(OUP). The book will be presented on April 30th at 5pm at the European Studies Centre.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Dr Patrick Seale (Middle Eastern Studies, 1959). Dr Seale was a student of the MEC many years ago and Albert Hourani was his supervisor. He remained a friend of the MEC to the end.
Marianne Scordel (’98) (founder, Bougeville Consulting) has recently received a professional award from the Financial News and been voted - for the third year in a row- one of the 40 hedge fund rising stars under the age of 40 in Europe ("40 under 40" most influential rising stars for the next generation).
Professor Paul Collier, Fellow of St Antony’s College, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, was knighted in the New Year honours for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa.
Karen Hewitt, Tutor in the Department for Continuing Education and Senior Member of St Antony’s, was appointed MBE for services to building academic and cultural understanding between the UK and Russia.