The Principal, Fellows, Students and Staff of St Anne's College, Oxford, share with great sadness the death of Joel Lewis, a third year Computer Science student from Croydon.
Joel started at the University of Oxford in October 2015 where he enjoyed the group learning environment of tutorials and was a supportive member of the small group of Computer Scientists at St Anne’s College. He shared a wide range of interests with good friends including computer gaming and music. He also competed in Taekwondo for the highly successful University Team, twice winning against the University of Cambridge. He enjoyed a successful internship last year and had secured a further prestigious internship for this summer.
The College has expressed our deepest condolences to his family and is doing all it can to support them and Joel's College friends at this very difficult time.
Helen King, Principal of St Anne's, said, " We are devastated by Joel's sudden and tragic death. He was a valued and cared for member of the College who is sorely missed. Our sympathy and thoughts are with his family and friends. I am proud of the way the whole College community is coming together to support one another as we grieve the loss of this talented young life. Trained College and University staff are on site to assist and a room has been dedicated as a 24 hour available space for anyone who wants to talk or just silently reflect at this sad time."
A memorial service for Joel will take place on Tuesday 22 May at 3pm at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Afterwards everyone is invited to return to St Anne's for afternoon tea in the Dining Hall. Attendees are requested not to wear black.