Dr Zara Steiner FBA
6 November 1928 - 13 February 2020
The College is very sad to report that Dr Zara Steiner passed away on 13 February 2020. Zara joined New Hall (now Murray Edwards College) in 1965 as a Fellow in History, serving as Acting President from 1995 to 1996. On retirement from the College in 1996, she was elected as a Fellow Emerita.
Zara was born in New York and educated at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and Oxford University. She received her doctorate in History from Harvard in 1957. Specialising in the international history of 20th century Europe and the United States, she was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2007.
Zara married the literary critic and scholar George Steiner in 1955; he pre-deceased her by 10 days. Our thoughts are with her family.