Wolfson pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Published on
Friday 9 September 2022
College & Community

Wolfson mourns Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain's longest reigning monarch, who came to college in 1968 to lay the College’s foundation stone. 

The University of Oxford has a long history of links with the British Royal Family and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As part of her duties, The Queen visited the University on a number of occasions over the years for openings and anniversaries of various colleges and university buildings.  

You can watch archived video footage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II laying Wolfson's foundation stone on 2nd May 1968 here.

Service of thanksgiving and remembrance 

The University will hold a service of thanksgiving and remembrance, giving an opportunity for representatives of the staff and student bodies to pay their respects to The Queen.  

Book of condolence 

For those of you who wish to leave a message of condolence, we have now set up arrangements online.
The in person book of condolences has now been closed, however you are welcome to mark the occasion by adding your message to our online book of condolence by here.