The Prime Minister has appointed Professor Margaret MacMillan to be a Trustee of IWM for an initial term of four years from 1 February 2019. Three existing Trustees, Rear Admiral Amjad Hussain, Tamsin Todd and Matthew Westerman, have been reappointed for a further term of four years.
Margaret MacMillan is an historian and academic administrator. She was a member of Ryerson University’s History Department for 25 years, Provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto from 2002 to 2007 and Warden of St Antony’s College and Professor of International History, University of Oxford from 2007 to 2017. She is an emeritus professor at Oxford and a professor of History at the University of Toronto. Her research specialises in British imperial history and the international history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Publications include Peacemakers: The Paris Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War (2001) (also as Paris, 1919 in the United States); Seize the Hour: when Nixon met Mao (2006); The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War (2013) and History’s People: Personalities and the Past (2015). In 2015 she gave the CBC’s Massey Lectures and in 2018 the BBC’s Reith Lectures. She comments frequently in the media on international affairs.
Awards include the Duff Cooper Prize 2002, the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction, 2002 and the Governor-General’s Award for Non-Fiction, 2003. She has been awarded honorary degrees from a number of universities including the Ryerson University, the universities of Western Ontario, Calgary and Toronto. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Companion of Honour (UK).