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News: Not­ting­ham Col­lege marks Queen’s passing.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Today we all join in mourn­ing the pass­ing of Her Majesty Queen Eliz­a­beth II. The Col­lege has issued an offi­cial pub­lic state­ment to mark this his­toric moment, one which we are all expe­ri­enc­ing for the very first time.

Her Majesty was uni­ver­sal­ly admired and respect­ed for her grace, lead­er­ship, com­pas­sion and for her com­mit­ment to serv­ing her nation and its peo­ple through­out her life.

Her influ­ence and impact on us all can­not be under­es­ti­mat­ed, par­tic­u­lar­ly to sev­en gen­er­a­tions of women all over the world who held her up as a female role mod­el and bea­con of lead­er­ship, resilience and strength dur­ing times of cri­sis and hardship.

The Col­lege will work close­ly with City lead­ers and with the Depart­ment for Edu­ca­tion to build an under­stand­ing of the pro­to­cols gov­ern­ing our for­mal response. Any changes to our oper­a­tions includ­ing clo­sure days will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to all staff and stu­dents as soon as they are confirmed.

A book of con­do­lence is being estab­lished in the Adams Build­ing which sits proud­ly in the cen­tre of the Lace Mar­ket, fre­quent­ed on more than one occa­sion by mem­bers of the Roy­al Fam­i­ly and itself a recip­i­ent of the Queen’s Anniver­sary Prize some 20 years ago.

The Queen was no stranger to Not­ting­ham, hav­ing vis­it­ed most recent­ly in 2012 for the Queen’s Dia­mond Jubilee tour but her life was pep­pered with for­mal vis­its to the city, most notably to open The Queen’s Med­ical Cen­tre in 1977 and to com­mem­o­rate 100 years of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham in 1981. In fact she has vis­it­ed the city at least once a decade through­out her reign. 

Whilst news of the Queen’s pass­ing is shock­ing and sad, her lega­cy is one to cel­e­brate and be proud of. In the com­ing weeks we will be explor­ing ways in which we can edu­cate and inspire our own stu­dents to look back on her remark­able life and what she stood for.

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  • 9th September 2022 (9:35 AM)
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