'Queen Elizabeth II was an iconic figure whose global influence across the 20th century and early 21st century was truly profound.'
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, has been deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The University enjoyed a close relationship with the Queen throughout her reign and gives thanks for her 70 years of service to the nation.
Dean Professor Soumitra Dutta said: ‘Queen Elizabeth II was an iconic figure whose global influence across the 20th century and early 21st century was truly profound.
‘She was an extraordinary leader who exemplified diplomacy, devotion to duty and service to the nation through an impressive 70-year reign as monarch.
‘This is a moment to mourn her passing and to celebrate the many strengths and strong values that she stood for. She will continue to inspire many future generations of leaders.’
The Chancellor, the Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH said: 'Queen Elizabeth was one of Britain’s greatest monarchs, which is not solely because of the achievements and length of her remarkable reign, as well as the changes and challenges the UK and the world underwent during that time.
It is, above all, because of her utter dedication to duty, responsibility, decency and brave integrity. We are all profoundly grateful for her services to the UK and the Commonwealth, which she carried out at all times with generosity of spirit, good humour and wise judgement. Requiescat in pace.’
Read more about the University’s relationship with The Queen and how it is marking her passing.