It was only today when I looked at the front of the Oxford Times that I discovered that the Queen of Spain had been in Oxford last Tuesday. Had I known I would definitely have tried to see Her Majesty, for whom I have immense respect for her dedication as Queen Consort and her many years of service to the Spanish nation.
The Queen of Spain arrives at the Taylorian Institution
The Queen was visiting Oxford as part of the 700th anniversary celebrations of Exeter College, of which she has been an Honorary Fellow since 1989, and was also here to see the teaching of Spanish in the University, and attended a seminar at the Taylorian Institution. Exeter is the college which provides the Fellowship for the King Alfonso XIII Chair in Spanish History, and has a long-standing interest in Iberian studies.
The Oxford Times report on the visit can be read at Spain’s Queen Sofia joins in 700th anniversary celebrations.