We are devastated to have to share the news that Thames Valley Police have, very sadly, found and identified the body of Derek Brant, who went missing in July.
The community of St Anne’s College sends deepest condolences to Derek Brant’s family and friends. Derek was a long standing and valued member of our staff. We have been hoping and praying to have him back safe and well, and so we are desperately sad to hear that his death has been confirmed.
Derek was a much-loved member of the maintenance team at St Anne’s and had worked for the College since 2006. In 2016 Derek’s responsibilities brought him onto the main College site where he was a familiar face to fellows, students and staff as he went about his duties, keeping the College grounds clean and tidy. His work and presence had a significant impact on all of us.
His close colleagues in the maintenance team and many other members of the College have been missing him, worrying for him, and playing their part in the search for him. The College is now united in supporting each other and remembering with gratitude the many ways in which Derek contributed to our life at St Anne’s, through his work and being a part of our community.