Sir Anthony Seldon is one of Britain’s leading contemporary historians, educationalists, commentators and political authors. Artificial intelligence and well-being in education are two of his specialist areas.
He was a transformative head for 20 years, first of Brighton College and then Wellington College before becoming Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham till October 2020 . He is author or editor of 50 books on contemporary history, including the inside books on the last five Prime Ministers, was the co-founder and first director of the Institute for Contemporary British History, is co-founder of Action for Happiness, was honorary historical adviser to 10 Downing Street, was UK Special Representative for Saudi Education till 2020, a member of the Government’s First World War Culture Committee, was chair of the Comment Awards, is a governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the President of IPEN, (International Positive Education Network), Chair of the National Archives Trust, is patron or on the board of many charities, founder of the Via Sacra Western Front Walk, and was executive producer of the film Journey’s End. He appeared on the Desert Island Discs in 2016. His most recent project was presenting the Radio 4 series on the history of the British prime minister and writing Impossible Office? (Cambridge University Press) in April 2021. For the last fifteen years he has given all his money from writing and lecturing to charity.