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Sir David Cannadine


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Sir David Cannadine FBA FRSL FSA FRHistS FRSA was born in Birmingham on 7 September 1950 and attended King Edward VI Five Ways School, a co-educational state grammar school, in Bartley Green, Birmingham, England.

Sir David Cannadine, a British author and historian, specialising in modern history and the history of business and philanthropy, was also educated at Clare College, Cambridge, where he took a double first in history, at St John's College, Oxford, where he completed his DPhil, and at Princeton University where he was a Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellow.

After completing his graduate work, he returned to Cambridge, where he was a research fellow at St John's College, and was then elected a Fellow of Christ's College and appointed to a university lectureship in history.

Cannadine has served as a Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society (1998-2002) and as a member of the Advisory Council, Public Record Office, subsequently National Archives (1999-2004); as a Trustee and Vice-Chairman of the Kennedy Memorial Trust (1999-2010); as a Trustee, Vice-Chair and Chair of the National Portrait Gallery (2000-12); as a Commissioner of English Heritage (2001-09) and as Chairman of its Blue Plaques Panel (2006-13); as a member of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (2004-14); and as Chair of Churchill 2015 (2013-15).

Cannadine is currently (2020) a member of the Bank of England Banknote Character Advisory Committee; he is a Trustee of the Library of Birmingham Development Trust, the Gordon Brown Archive and Gladstone's Library; and of the Rothschild Archive, the Royal Academy Trust, Historic Royal Palaces and the Wolfson Foundation. He is also a Vice-President of the Victorian Society, Vice-Chairman of the Westminster Abbey Fabric Commission, and of the editorial board of Past and Present and President of the Friends of the Imperial War Museum.

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