08 September 2022

Statement on the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Statement on the death of Her Majesty The Queen

The Queen opens the Bernard King Library at Abertay

The University community is deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

In the coming days, I will be writing to Her Majesty’s private office at Buckingham Palace to offer our official condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning.

As a national figurehead for the UK, the Queen played an important role for the higher education sector by helping to raise awareness of the value of university education, research and innovation both at home and overseas.

Abertay’s strongest connection with the Queen came on June 30 1998 when Her Majesty and the late Prince Philip visited the University to mark the official opening of the Bernard King Library.

Both undertook separate tours of the building and spoke to staff and students, alongside viewing demonstrations of work.

In her speech that day, the Queen praised Abertay as a modern university, noting that the new Library would allow us to pursue innovative teaching and learning methods for the next century – an ethos that we continue to deliver on.

We will be in touch with our staff and students and working with local partners to ensure that our community has the opportunity to express their personal condolences during this sad time. 

Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Professor Liz Bacon

The University will be closed on Monday 19 September to mark the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

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