Colin Dexter OBE



The College is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of author Colin Dexter, who had been a St Cross Fellow by Special Election since 2005.

Colin was best known for his Inspector Morse novels which were later adapted into a successful television series starring John Thaw. He was appointed an OBE in 2000 for services to literature, and in 2001 he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Oxford.

Colin very much enjoyed his association with the College and regularly attended events. Students and their families, who had enjoyed reading tales of Oxford's most famous detective, were equally delighted to find themselves in conversation with his creator. Colin Dexter's love of poetry, mischievous sense of humour and ready wit left wonderful memories with those he met. He will be genuinely missed by the College community and our thoughts are with his family.

Tuesday 21 March 2017