Anthony Seldon MA, PhD, FRSA, MBA, FRHisS is a leading British headmaster and an authority on contemporary British history. He is also author or editor of over 25 books on contemporary history, politics and education.
After gaining an MA from Oxford and a PhD from the London School of Economics, he qualified as a teacher at King’s College, London. He also has an MBA. He has held a number of senior positions and headships at leading schools, and is currently 13th Master of Wellington College, one of Britain’s most famous independent schools. In 2007 he was given a Chair at the College of Teachers as Professor of Education. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Arts and King’s College London. He was knighted in the Queen’s 2014 Birthday Honours list.
He founded, with Professor Peter Hennessy, the Institute of Contemporary British History, and is a co-founder of Action for Happiness with Lord Richard Layard and Geoff Mulgan.
Anthony Seldon’s books include Blair, Blair Unbound, Trust: How We Lost it and How to Get it Back, The Great War and Public Schools and The Coalition Effect 2010-2015, co-authored with Mike Finn, and Beyond Happiness.