Margaret MacMillan and Ann MacMillan
Two Distinguished Sisters in Conversation
18 April 2018

A journalist and historian come together to talk about war, its causes, its consequences and the overwhelming impact it has on people’s lives. That they are sisters and the great granddaughters of that towering figure in twentieth century history, Lloyd George, adds to the interest of the occasion. Margaret is a history professor at Oxford, warden of St Antony’s College and winner of numerous prizes for her historical writing including the Duff Cooper prize and the Samuel Johnson prize. Her books on the First World War, The War that ended Peace: how Europe abandoned peace for the First World War and Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World consider both how Europe stumbled into such a terrible conflict and how post war diplomacy failed to create the conditions for a lasting peace.

Ann worked for many years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, latterly as managing editor in London. Jointly with her husband, Peter Snow, she has written War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion, publication date, 21 September 2017, a collection of true stories covering four centuries and four continents about individuals who pushed the boundaries of love, bravery, suffering and terror beyond the imaginable.

Together Margaret and Ann will provide both perspective into the workings of history on a global scale and stories of uplifting acts of humanity.