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


Latest News


It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Dan Vittorio Segre, Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College (1967-1969), passed away at home in Italy on 27 September.


You're welcome to attend the conference "The meaning of 1914: A Conference to Mark the Centenary of the Outbreak of the First World War"at St Antony's College on 27-28 September 2014. Registration required.


It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Roberto Vivarelli, Research Fellow at St Antony's College (1961-1962), passed away in July 2014.


Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan, Honorary Fellow at St Antony's College, has been voted "one of the 30 most influential neuroscientists today".


Professor Rosemary Foot (Professor of International Relations and the John Swire Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College) has just published a new book: "The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia" (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).


Bookings for the St Antony's Alumni Alumni Weekend (20-21 September 2014) are now open


Graeme Thompson (DPhil History, 2012) has won the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund's Mary le Messurier Scholar Award for the Study of History.

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).

You can read here an obituary for Professor George Scanlon, written by Mr John Semple, friend of the Middle East Centre and of St Antony's College.

Dr Granville Austin, Alumnus and Research Fellow at St Antony's, sadly passed away on 6 July. He will be missed by everyone at College and at the Asian Studies Centre.

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.

Dr Faisal Devji, University Reader in Modern South Asian History and Fellow at St Antony's College, examines the possible outcomes of the Scottish referendum on Al-Jazeera.

Professor Norman Davies, FBA, FRHistS, Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, was granted Polish citizenship by the President of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski.

Emeritus Fellow Professor Archie Brown, CMG, FBA, has been elected a member of the Council of the British Academy to serve a 3-year term (2014-2017).

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.

An informal dinner for Antonians in Colombia will be held on 8 July 2014, 7pm

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.

Jan Zielonka, Professor of European Politics at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St Antony's College, has published a new book: "Is the EU Doomed?"(Polity Press, 2014).

Professor Archie Brown will discuss his new book on Radio 4 on Monday 12 May 2014.

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. 

Latin American Centre Alumna, Alice L. Baumgartner, receives 2014 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award for best essay in American History, awarded by the Organisation of American Historians

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.

Fantastic results for St Antony's Telethon Campaign 2014

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).

We are very sad to announce the death of Richard H. Ullman, Professor of International Relations at Princeton University and Honorary Fellow at St Antony's College, University of Oxford.

The Gateway Buildings receive a 2014 Civic Trust Award

Dr Oliver Ready's new translation of Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is published in Penguin Classics.

Dr Paul Chaisty, Dr Nic Cheeseman and Dr Timothy Power win prize for the global comparison of presidential systems

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.

Applications are being accepted for the St Antony's International Summer School 2014

Applications for the Deakin and Santander Visiting Fellowships 2014/15 are now being accepted.

For more College news over the past year please see the News/Events page.