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


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

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.