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


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GB Fellow Dr Matthew Walton has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for Democracy for an 8-month pilot project entitled Myanmar Media and Society (M.MAS).


GB Fellow Professor Leigh Payne receivea a Newton Fund Research Grant


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Professor Leigh Payne receives Newton Fund Research Grant - See more at:

It is with great sadness  that we announce that Professor Terence Ranger, Emeritus Fellow at St Antony's College and a renowned historian of Zimbabwe, passed away on 3 January 2015.


Paul M. Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth professor of history at Yale University and Alumnus of St Antony's (International Affairs, 1966) was presented the Hattendorf Prize for Distinguished Original Research in Maritime History by U.S. Naval War College (NWC) at Yale.


It is with great sadness that we announce that Catherine Hughes, British diplomat, former Principal of Somerville and Visiting Fellow of St Antony's College (1974-1975) has died on 10 December, at the age of 81.


It is with great sadness that we announce that Mr Max Watson, SCR Member, Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College and programme director for the Political Economy of Financial Markets, passed away on 14 December 2014.


Professor Robert Service, GB Fellow at St Antony's, was guest speaker with
 Emma Bonino and Dr Jacqueline McGlade
at the 4th Ahtisaari Day in Helsinki on 11 November.   His theme was the "Cold War and the current Ukrainian emergency".


Dr Matthew J Walton, Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Research Fellow in Modern Burmese Studies, gave a lecture at the British Museum on Thursday, 27 November, on "Contested Buddhist Identities in Burma/Myanmar."

We are delighted to announce that Dr Nahid Siamdoust (DPhil Oriental Studies, 2013) won a 2014 MESA Award (2014 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities) for her thesis Iran’s Troubled Tunes:‎ Music as Politics in the ‎Islamic Republic


Professor Archie Brown's book, The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age  (New York and London, 2014), was chosen by the Washington Post as one of its Non-Fiction Notable Books of the Year.


It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Tapan Kumar Raychaudhuri (Governing Body Fellow: 1973-1992; Emeritus Fellow: 1992-2014) passed away on 26 November.


Bridget Kendall (Modern Languages, 1980), Alumna and Honorary Fellow of St Antony's, was given the Special International Award for the quality of her broadcast journalism, during the annual awards dinner organised by the Political Studies Association of the UK.


It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Tulio Halperin Donghi, Governing Body Fellow at St Antony's (1970-1971), passed away on 14 November 2014.


The Warden, Professor Margaret MacMillan, has been selected as this year’s Harbourfront Festival Prize recipient. The award is presented annually to an individual based their body of published work and “contributions to fostering the next generation of literary talent.”


St Antony's Alumna Professor Henrietta Harrison (DPhil Oriental Studies, 1992) is in the list of new British Academy Fellows


It is with great sadness that we announce that Antonian Professor Wolfgang Leonhard (History, 1956) passed away in September 2014.


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.


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