Sir Anthony Seldon - University of Buckingham
Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham since 2015, is one of Britain's leading contemporary historians, educationalists, commentators and political authors.
He was a transformative head for 20 years, first of Brighton College and then Wellington College. He is author of over 40 books on contemporary history, including the inside books on the last four Prime Ministers, was the co-founder and first director of the Institute for Contemporary British History, is co-founder of Action for Happiness, honorary historical adviser to 10 Downing Street, a member of the Governments First World War Culture Committee, chair of the Comment Awards, a director of The Royal Shakespeare Company and the President of IPEN, the International Positive Education Network.
He appeared on the Desert Island Discs in 2015, the biggest thrill of his life.