Sir David Cannadine

Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University

Sir David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, Visiting
Professor at the University of Oxford and President of the British Academy. He is also
the author of many books, including The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy,
Class in Britain
, Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire, Mellon: An
American Life
, The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond our Differences and, most
recently, biographies of King George V and Margaret Thatcher.

Sir David is a Trustee of the Wolfson Foundation, the Royal Academy, the Rothschild
Archive, Gladstone’s Library and the Gordon Brown Archive Trust. He also sits on the
Bank of England Banknote Character Advisory Committee and is Vice Chair of the
Westminster Abbey Fabric Commission, Vice Chair of the Trustees of Historic Royal
Palaces and a Vice President of the Victorian Society. Sir David is the Editor of the
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
and Vice Chair of the Past and Present
editorial board. He makes frequent appearances on radio and television in the UK.
Whilst in residence as a SCAS Fellow, he will begin to write his history of the Ford

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2017-18.