Sir James Craig (1924 - 2017)

The College is saddened to note the death of Honorary Fellow Sir James Craig

5 October 2017

It is with regret that Queen's notes the death of Sir James Craig GCMG, Honorary Fellow and Old Member of the College. Sir James came up to Queen's to read Classics in 1942. He went on to be Lecturer in Arabic at Durham University (1948-55) before joining the Diplomatic Service (1955-84). He held various directorships, including Director of the General Middle East Association (from 1985-93). He returned to academia as Visiting Professor in Arabic at Oxford University from 1985-91 and subsequently published Shemlan: A History of the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies (MacMillan, 1998).

Sir James died peacefully at home on 26 September 2017. There will be a funeral service at St Giles' Church, Standlake, OX29 7SN, on Tuesday 17 October at noon. All are welcome. Flowers and/or donations to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), c/o Greens of Eynsham, 21 High Street, Eynsham, OX29 4HE.

Sir James Craig Obituary

The above cutting, from The Times - 7th October 2017, was provided by John Harrocks. (L.I. 1957-1964)