Sir Anthony SeldonAdvisory Board

Sir Anthony Seldon is a political historian and commentator on British political leadership as well as on education and contemporary Britain. He is also former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham.

He was previously the Headmaster of Wellington College, one of the country’s most famous and historic independent schools, and was co-founder and first Director of the Institute of Contemporary British History, the internationally-renowned body whose aim is to promote the study of British history since 1945.

Anthony is author or editor of more than 40 books on history, politics and education, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and King’s College London. He was knighted in the Queen’s 2014 Birthday Honours list for services to education and modern political history. He founded Action for Happiness, a movement with a vision to create a happier world, with Professor Lord Richard Layard and Geoff Mulgan. He is governor of several bodies, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, and is Chair of The Comment Awards.

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