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Her Majesty the Queen 1926-2022

The Vice-Chancellor has extended the university’s condolences to members of the Royal Family following the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

In a letter to the Royal Family, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan, paid tribute to the Queen’s inspirational sense of duty and devotion to public service.

Professor Riordan said: “As Britain’s longest serving monarch, the Queen has been a central and unifying figurehead for many generations.

“An iconic leader in an ever changing and uncertain world, the Queen will be remembered for her unstinting commitment to public and voluntary service.

“We are extremely proud to have been honoured with Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, an award established to recognise excellence and innovation that bring wider benefits to the world.

“The university has also had the privilege to welcome the Queen and other members of the Royal Family to the university during her reign. None was more pleasing than that in 1993 when a university building was named in recognition of her dedicated public service.

“On a personal level, I had the immense pleasure of hosting the Queen when she officially opened Cardiff University’s Brain Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) in 2016.

“What struck me during her visit was her genuine interest in the science and the enthusiasm she had when meeting pupils from local schools, staff and students alike.

“On behalf of Cardiff University, I extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Royal Family in what must be an extremely difficult and emotional time.”

In tribute, all university flags will fly at half-mast for the next 10 days.

Staff and students can pay their own personal tributes and respect by signing the official online book of condolence.

In addition, books of condolences and locations to lay flowers in Cardiff can be found on Cardiff Council’s website.

All information relating to the public events and official proceedings following the Queen’s death can be found on the Royal Family website.