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Encyclopedia > Margaret MacMillan (historian)

Margaret Olwen MacMillan OC (born 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a historian and professor at the University of Toronto and is also Provost of Trinity College. She is the great-granddaughter of Prime Minister David Lloyd George of Britain, and her sister is married to British newscaster Peter Snow. The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means Desiring a better country. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada by student population. ... Trinity College main building The University of Trinity College, or simply Trinity College is one of the federated colleges making up the modern University of Toronto. ... David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, OM, PC (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British statesman and the last member of the Liberal Party to be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... Peter Snow CBE (born April 20, 1938 in Dublin, Ireland) is a British television and radio presenter. ...


In 1946, her family moved to England when her father, a doctor in the navy, went there to study for a year. Margaret MacMillan would only return to England at age 15 when she was sent there to complete high school before returning to her family in Canada. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004...


She received her B.A. from the University of Toronto before receiving her D.Phil. from Oxford University. From 1975 to 2002 she was a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is the author of Women of the Raj, a selection of the "History Book Club." In addition to numerous articles and reviews on a variety of Canadian and world affairs, Dr. MacMillan has co-edited books dealing with Canada's international relations, including with NATO, and with Canadian-Australian relations. The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Photo of Ryersons Quad and Kerr Hall in downtown Toronto Ryerson University is a publicly funded post-secondary education institution located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario, which is Canadas largest city. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, the Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for collective security established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on 4 April 1949. ...


Her most successful and celebrated work is Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War, also published as Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, which won the Duff Cooper Prize for outstanding literary work in the field of history, biography or politics; the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History; the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for the best work of non-fiction published in the United Kingdom; and the 2003 Governor General's Literary Award in Canada. This was written during her time as a professor of history at Ryerson University. The Duff Cooper Prize is a prize which goes to the best work of history, biography, or political science published in English or French. ... The Hessell-Tiltman History Prize is awarded to the best work of history covering a period before WWII published in that year. ... The Samuel Johnson Prize is one of the worlds most prestigious awards for non-fiction writing. ... The 2003 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit were announced on November 12. ... Photo of Ryersons Quad and Kerr Hall in downtown Toronto Ryerson University is a publicly funded post-secondary education institution located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario, which is Canadas largest city. ...


She teaches courses on the history of international relations, including a seminar on the history of the Cold War. In 2007 MacMillan will leave the University of Toronto to serve as Warden of St Antony's College at Oxford University. The Cold War was the protracted geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle that emerged after World War II between the global superpowers of the Soviet Union and the United States, supported by their military alliance partners. ... St Antonys College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...


It was announced in February 2006 that she has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada [1] The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means Desiring a better country. ...


External links

  • Provost's web page at the University of Toronto
  • Radio interview with Margaret MacMillan

 
 

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