Norman Davies, Ph.D.

Norman Davies CMG, FBA, FLSW, FRSL, FRHistS is a well-known writer, broadcaster commentator, and traveler. He is Professor Emeritus of UCL-SSEES, an honorary fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge and of St. Antony’s College since, and a life member of Peterhouse. Until 2012, he was UNESCO Professor at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow. He has received many honorary doctorates, is an honorary citizen of four Polish cities, and in 2012 was granted Poland’s highest award, membership of the Order of the White Eagle. Davies earned an M.A. at Magdalen College, Oxford, M.A. at the University of Sussex, and Ph.D. at UJ Krakow. Davies’ association with St. Antony’s College goes back to 1969, when he was tutored by the late Harry Willetts. He was one of the very first Alistair Horne Research Fellows and remained a Senior Associate Member for over three decades. He returned as a Visiting Fellow in 2008-9 as a member of the Russian and Eurasian Center. In 2012, through his connection with the philanthropist, Dr. Leszek Czarnecki, he initiated the College's Programme on Modern Poland. He has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia, McGill, Hokkaido, Stanford, Harvard, Adelaide, ANU (Canberra), and Tasmania. In 2012, he embarked on a world tour, which took him to a score of countries and forms the basis of his forthcoming book, provisionally entitled History Round the Globe. In 2015, Davies is to receive an Honorary D.Lit from UCL.