The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

8 September 2022

The Warden and Fellows of St Antony's College are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our Official Visitor, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday 8th September 2022.

Tribute from Roger Goodman, Warden of St Antony's

"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne very nearly as long as St Antony’s has been in existence and the College is one of four in Oxford which has the Queen as its Official Visitor. While this is a largely symbolic title, it is one with which the College has been very proud to be associated. The Queen gave unstintingly throughout her seven decades on the throne; we are all very sad to hear of her passing. We send our sympathy and thoughts to the King and all the Royal family. The Union flag will be flown at half-mast."

Read a tribute from the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, and find details about the University’s service of remembrance on the University of Oxford website.