Old Member Uwe Kitzinger RIP

Our very distinguished alumnus, Uwe Kitzinger, died this morning at the age of 95 years.

Uwe Kitzinger matriculated at New College just after the Second World War, and gained a First Class degree in PPE in 1951. A refugee on the Kindertransport in July 1939, he epitomised the humanist values of this College.

He was one of the pioneers of European integration, working on preparations for the Conference of Messina in 1956; as political adviser to the first British Vice- President of the European Commission (for which he was awarded the CBE); lecturing on the Rome treaties after his return to Oxford as a Fellow at Nuffield; and authoring a number of books some of which are still in print and use including “The European Common Market and Community” and, jointly with Sir David Butler, the still definitive book on the 1975 Referendum. Academically, he has been the Dean of INSEAD in Fountainebleau, the Founder and first President of Templeton College, Oxford (the pre-cursor of Green Templeton College), and a Visiting Professor at Harvard University.

He was very fond of New College: we have lost a sincere friend of some 75 years.  Our sympathy goes out to his devoted partner, Rosie, and his family.


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