Roger Short Memorial Fund

Roger Short was educated at Malvern College and at Univ, Oxford, where he was a Classics Scholar from 1963-1967. A fluent Turkish speaker he devoted much of his subsequent career in the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office to the country; he was serving as British Consul General in Istanbul when he was killed in a terrorist attack on the Consulate building in November, 2003.

The Roger Short Memorial Fund finances a travel scholarship programme to Turkey and neighbouring countries (particularly Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus, but with the emphasis on Turkey), in perpetuity. This is an extension of a travel scholarship programme already in place at the College.

If you would like to make a gift to the Roger Short Memorial Fund please see our Give Back to Univ page or contact the Development Office – E:

"My time in Turkey provided me with a fundamentally unique experience, which I could never have experienced without the benevolence of a Roger Short Scholarship." - Abigail Reeves (2012, Law)



College publishes an annual Roger Short Memorial Fund Newsletter which can be found on our Publications page.