Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – The University of Nottingham joins the nation in mourning

Thursday, 08 September 2022

The Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Nottingham, Professor Shearer West, has expressed her great sadness on behalf of the university at hearing the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

Professor Shearer West said: “The University community joins the Royal Family and the nation in mourning the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“As sovereign to the UK and Commonwealth for more than 70 years, and as the longest-reigning British Monarch, she leaves behind an extraordinary legacy of service and dedication.

“From a young girl who did not expect to be Queen, to an iconic and celebrated figure who became Britain’s longest reigning monarch. For every generation, she provided an example and continuity that unites us today in offering our heartfelt condolences.”

Flags will be flown at half-mast across the university’s campuses and books of condolence will open on all campuses from Friday 9 September.

Professor West has written to the Royal Family expressing condolences at the loss of a national figure who has demonstrated extraordinary devotion to duty in the service of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

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