Margaret MacMillan is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Toronto and Emeritus Professor of International History and former Warden of St. Antony's College at the University of Oxford.

She specialises in British imperial history and the international history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Her publications are critically acclaimed and have won several important awards, most notably Paris 1919 (published in the UK as Peacemakers Six Months that Changed The World) for which she won several awards, including the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, the first woman to win it.

Over the course of her career, Margaret has taught a range of courses on the history of international relations. She gave CBC Radio's Massey lectures in 2015 and in 2018 was the BBC Reith Lecturer, exploring the relationship between humanity and war.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of several colleges, she is a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum and sits on a number of editorial boards and non-profit advisory boards. She has honorary degrees from several universities.

Margaret was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006 and Companion in 2015.  She was appointed a Companion of Honour in 2017 and in 2022 Queen Elizabeth II chose her to be a member of the Order of Merit,  an award she received from King Charles III.

Margaret is our Honorary President and a valued Hon Member of our Advisory Panel.