David Cannadine is President of the British Academy, Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University and Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. He is author of many books, including: Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906, The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, Class in Britain, Ornamentalism, The Undivided Past, and biographies of G.M Trevelyan, Andrew W. Mellon, King George V and Margaret Thatcher.
Sir David has helped transform public perception of key historical figures (namely politicians) through his BBC Radio 4 Series Prime Ministers Props, which aired its second Season last summer, and his latest book Churchill, The Statesman as Artist which provides the most important account yet of Winston Churchill’s life in art.
He is a Trustee of the Wolfson Foundation, the Royal Academy, the Gladstone Library and many more. He sits on the Bank of England Banknote Advisory Committee, is Vice Chair of the Westminster Abbey Fabric Commission and a Vice President of the Victorian Society. Sir David is the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and a member of the Past and Present editorial board.