Sir John Elliott Remembered with Service in University Church

  • The Oriel College flag flying at half mast
    The College flag was flown at half mast on the day of the memorial service
  • A large group of people attending an outdoor reception at Oriel College
    The memorial service was followed by a reception in Second Quad
15 June, 2022

A memorial service honouring the life and achievements of former Regius Professor of History and Honorary and Emeritus Fellow Sir John Elliott was held at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin on Friday 10th June. The service was followed by a reception in Oriel’s Second Quad.

The memorial service was attended by over 150 people, including Sir John’s family and current Oriel members, and was an opportunity for those present to celebrate Sir John’s life and share their own memories of him.

Oriel’s Provost, Lord Mendoza, gave a reading at the service, along with Vice Provost Mike Spivey and Fellow in History Ian Forrest. Personal tributes were delivered by Oriel Fellow and current Regius Professor of History Lyndal Roper, Honorary Fellow of All Souls College Sir Keith Thomas and Dr Fernando Cervantes, Reader in History at the University of Bristol.

Read the tribute by Professor Lyndal Roper

Read the tribute by Dr Fernando Cervantes

The full order of service is available here.

The memorial service was recorded for those who were unable to attend in person, and can be viewed below.


Video credit: Ben Tomlin Productions