In conversation with Alastair Laurence.
If we want to understand the immense geo-political changes that confront us today, and in the future, there is no better guide than historian and broadcaster Margaret MacMillan. To her we can turn to understand the historical context of such pressing subjects as the war in Ukraine and the rise of China as a superpower. She is a brilliant teacher and explainer.
Margaret is currently Professor of History at the University of Toronto and Emeritus Professor of International History, and the former Warden of St. Antony’s College at Oxford University.
Her books include the award-winning Paris 1919, The Uses and Abuses of History and The War that Ended Peace. Her most recent book is War: How conflict shaped us.
Alastair Laurence, who is curating this series, is a freelance documentary film maker who lives near Abergavenny. In recent years Alastair has made films about The Battle of the Somme, a history of British Photography and the poets John Betjeman, Philip Larkin and TS Eliot.