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 most recent book is War: How Conflict Shaped Us (2020). Her other books include Women of the Raj (1988, 2007); Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World (2001) (Peacemakers in the UK) for which she was the first woman to win the Samuel Johnson Prize; Nixon in China: Six Days that Changed the World (Seize the Hour: When Nixon Met Mao in the UK); The Uses and Abuses of History (2008); Extraordinary Canadians: Stephen Leacock (2009); The War that Ended Peace (2014); and History’s People (2015).
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of several colleges. Margaret is also a Trustee of the Central European University in Budapest and the Imperial War Museum and sits on the editorial boards of International History and First World War Studies. She has honorary degrees from several universities. In 2006 Professor MacMillan was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada and in 2015 became a Companion. In 2018 she became a Companion of Honour (UK) and in the summer of 2018 was the BBC Reith Lecturer in the 70th year of the series, delivering five lectures exploring the relationship between humanity and war.
Margaret is a valued Hon Member of our Advisory Panel.