Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Opening of Wolfson College

Wolfson College is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. 

The Royal Opening of Wolfson College

Wolfson College President, Professor Jane Clarke, said: “This is a profoundly sad moment for the UK and the Commonwealth, and indeed for the millions around the world who have been inspired by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

“We extend our condolences to the Royal Family. The College flag will be flown at half-mast throughout the period of national mourning to honour her memory.” 

The College was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 9 November 1977, in the year of her Silver Jubilee. Accompanied by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, then Chancellor of the University, she marked the occasion by unveiling the commemorative panel which is now located in the Hall.

A Book of Condolence will be available to the public at Great St Mary’s, the University Church in Cambridge, open from 9am-6pm daily. Spoken services will take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September at 9am, 12pm and 6pm. Brief prayers will be held on the hour.