Anthony Kirk-Greene Memorial

On November 22, the African Studies Centre and St Antony's College held a memorial for Anthony Kirk-Greene. Anthony Kirk-Greene passed away on July 8, at the age of 93. From his arrival in Oxford in 1967, he was a respected and committed member of the St Antony’s and African Studies communities. Before this, he spent ten years in the Colonial Service in Nigeria and was a founding member of staff at Ahmadu Bello University. He is best-known academically for his extraordinary work on the British colonial service, Hausa language and culture, and conflict in Nigeria. He also devoted himself to the Colonial Records and Development Records Projects at Rhodes House, securing invaluable new collections for the University.


It was incredibly moving to share the memories and photos of friends, family and colleagues at the event. We have collated some of those here, including a photo collection assembled by William Beinart, a booklet of event participants' and others' written/spoken contributions, and photos of the event itself. Thank you to all who could join us, and in particular Anthony's wife Helen, for making this an extraordinary evening.


AKG Booklet


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