We cannot understand ourselves, others and our world unless we know the past. Yet history must be used with care. When it is abused, it can cause damage, even evil.
We are delighted to welcome one of the most acclaimed modern historians in the world. Margaret MacMillan is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto, and emeritus Professor of International History and the former Warden of St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. Her books include Women of the Raj; Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World for which she was the first woman to win the Samuel Johnson prize; Nixon in China: Six Days that Changed the World; The Uses and Abuses of History, The War that Ended Peace and History’s People.
She is an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum, and sits on the editorial boards of International History and First World War Studies. In 2018 she delivered the BBC Reith Lectures and became a Companion of Honour.