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 specializes 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) (also as Six Months that Changed the World); 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).
This role is not remunerated. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Margaret has made no such declaration.