Professor Sir Guenter Treitel

14th June 2019


The College is very sad to announce that Emeritus Fellow Professor Sir Guenter Treitel FBA has passed away at the age of 90.

Sir Guenter was born in Berlin in October 1928. He left Germany on the Kindertransport arriving in the UK in March 1939. He came up to Magdalen in 1946 to study Law and graduated with a BA in 1949. He was awarded the BCL in 1951. In 1954 he became a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Magdalen. He was elected an Emeritus Fellow at Magdalen in 1979 when he took up the Vinerian Professorship at All Souls.  He became an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls in 1996.

Sir Guenter was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1977 and was made a QC in 1983. He was knighted in 1997.

A Memorial Service will be held in the autumn. Further details to be announced.