St Antony's College, Oxford

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St Antony's College
Established 1950
Sister CollegeNone
Warden Sir Marrack Goulding
Graduates 300
Undergraduates None

</div> St Antony's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

St Antony's is the most international of the seven graduate colleges of the University of Oxford, specialising in international relations, economics, politics and history of particular parts of the world - Europe, Russia and the former Soviet states, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, China, South and South East Asia and Latin America.

History

St Antony's was founded in 1950 as the result of the gift of Antonin Besse of Aden, a merchant of French descent. Its role was "to be a centre of advanced study and research in the fields of modern international history, philosophy, economics and politics and to provide an international centre within the University where graduate students from all over the world can live and work together in close contact with senior members of the University who are specialists in their fields".

The College opened its doors to its first students in Michaelmas Term 1950 and received its Royal Charter in 1953. A Supplementary Charter in 1962 was granted to allow the College to admit women as well as men and in 1963 the College was made a full member of the University.

The first Warden of the College was Sir William Deakin (1950 - 1968), a young Oxford academic who in the Second World War became an adventurous soldier and aide to Winston Churchill. He won Antonin Besse's confidence and played the key role in turning his vision into the centre of excellence that St Antony's has become. Sir Raymond Carr (1968 - 1987), a distinguished historian of Spain, expanded the College and its regional coverage and opened its doors to visiting scholars from all over the world.

Sir Ralf Dahrendorf (later Lord) (1987 - 1997) came to St Antony's after a distinguished career as a social theorist and politician in Germany, a European Commissioner and Director of the London School of Economics. He further enlarged the College and developed its role as a source of policy advice. The present Warden, Sir Marrack Goulding (1997-), served in the British Diplomatic Service for 26 years before becoming an Under Secretary-General at the United Nations. His appointment underlined the international nature of the College and its links with government and business.

Currently, the College is home to several renowned Fellows, including:

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