Death of Sir John Swire

Death of Sir John Swire

12 December 2016

It is with sadness that the College announces the death of Sir John Swire, of John Swire & Sons, at the age of 89. He was an Honorary Fellow at St Antony’s College in recognition of his distinction and excellence in fields of interest to the College.

Through the Swire Educational Trust, Sir John also had a longstanding philanthropic relationship with the College. The Trust has funded numerous scholarships over many years and Visiting Fellowships as well as from 1990 to 2014 the Sir John Swire Senior Research Fellow Professor Rosemary Foot, now an Emeritus Professor at St Antony's College.