Sir Alistair Horne 1925 - 2017

Alistair Horne and Henry Kissinger

Sir Alistair Horne 1925 - 2017

26 May 2017

It is with great sorrow that I announce the death of Sir Alistair Horne.

Sir Alistair served in the Second World War, both in the Royal Airforce 1943–44 and in the Army’s Coldstream Guards 1944–47; he was also a Captain attached to the Intelligence Service.  He was made a Chevalier in the Légion d’Honneur (France) in 1993.

Sir Alistair’s association with St Antony’s College is a long one.  He was a Senior Associate Member of the College in 1972 and was made an Honorary Fellow in 1988.  The Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship in Modern History, for which he was best known, was established in 1989 by Alistair and the then Warden Sir Raymond Carr and has supported many noted authors at an early stage of their careers.

Sir Alistair himself was an outstanding historian and writer who was an example and mentor to generations of writers.  He will be much missed.

 Sir Alistair was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2003, for services to UK-French relations.

More details will be posted as they become available.

The Warden

Margaret MacMillan

Alistair Horne

Sir Alistair Horne - Photo: © Jerry Bauer