The 2018 Roskill Lecture: Margaret MacMillan

31 Jan 2018
Location: Wolfson Hall
Start time: 17:30
End time: 18:30

Reflecting on the Great War Today

Margaret MacMillan will reflect on the meaning and significance of the Great War from the perspective of today: what it meant to Western civilization and to the world more broadly, and how we remember and commemorate it in our own time.

Margaret MacMillan

Margaret MacMillan is the Professor of History at the University of Toronto and the former Warden of St Antony’s College. Her books include Women of the Raj (1988, 2007); Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World (2001) for which she was the first woman to win the Samuel Johnson Prize; Nixon in China: Six Days that Changed the World; The Uses and Abuses of History (2008); and Extraordinary Canadians: Stephen Leacock (2009). Her most recent book is The War that Ended Peace. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto, Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto and of St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, and sits on the boards of the Mosaic Institute and the editorial boards of International History and First World War Studies. She also is a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust and has just been announced as the Reith Lecturer for 2018.

 She has honorary degrees from the University of King’s College, the Royal Military College, the University of Western Ontario, Ryerson University, Toronto, Huron University College of the University of Western Ontario, the University of Calgary and the University of Toronto. In 2006 Professor MacMillan was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada and in 2015 became a Companion.

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