Koi Tū acknowledges the Queen

Sir Peter with Queen Elizabeth II at the official opening of the Liggins Institute, February 2002. Photo credit: Liggins Institute, Dialogue Issue 12, 2006

Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, who died at Balmoral aged 96 after reigning for 70 years.

The Queen ascended the throne in 1952. She was a much loved and respected figure across the globe. Her extraordinary reign has seen her travel more widely than any other monarch, undertaking many historic overseas visits including New Zealand on ten occasions. In 2002, she officially opened the Liggins Institute, of which Sir Peter Gluckman is the Founding Director.

She was known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, and she has been an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of unprecedented social change.

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