Sir Anthony Seldon served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham from 2015 to 2020, and is one of Britain’s leading contemporary historians, educationalists, commentators and political authors.
For 20 years he was a transformative headmaster, first at Brighton College and then Wellington College, one of the country’s leading independent schools. He is the author or editor of over 35 books on contemporary history, including insider accounts on the last four prime ministers.
Anthony is a leading authority on contemporary British history and education, and the honorary historian of 10 Downing Street
He was co-founder and the first director of the Institute of Contemporary British History, and co-founder of Action for Happiness. He is the UK Special Representative for Saudi Education, a member of the government’s First World War Culture Committee, and is a former chair of the Comment Awards. He is a director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the President of IPEN (International Positive Education Network), and patron or on the board of several charities. He is the founder of the Via Sacra Western Front Walk, and was executive producer of the film Journey’s End.
Sir Anthony appears regularly on TV and radio and in the press, and writes for several national newspapers. His views are regularly sought by the government and political parties. For the last 15 years he has given all the profits from his writing and lecturing to charity.