A Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen

Thursday, 08 September 2022

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Oxford Brookes University is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

Her Majesty’s support for higher education was demonstrated by the establishment of The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes which have been awarded biennially since 1994, and are the highest national honour in UK further and higher education. Oxford Brookes University is honoured to have received this award on two occasions.

Oxford Brookes was also privileged to receive visits from His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who held a deep interest in higher education and our students’ progress in realising their ambitions and making a difference in the world.

Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, Professor Alistair Fitt, pays tribute to Her Majesty:

“We join the nation in mourning the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. The University is grateful for the deep support Her Majesty showed towards all levels of education in this country. 

“Her Majesty was a dedicated and committed public servant, her loss is felt deeply and our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.”

Oxford Brookes can confirm that graduation ceremonies due to take place tomorrow (9 September) will go ahead. A minute’s silence will be held during the course of the ceremony.