Kenneth O. Morgan

KENNETH O. MORGAN, D.Litt. (Oxon), FBA was Senior Lecturer at Swansea University, 1958 – 66, ACLS Fellow at Columbia, NY, 1962 – 3, Fellow and Tutor The Queen’s College, Oxford, 1966 – 89, Vice Chancellor in the University of Wales 1989 – 95, and is now Visiting Professor at King’s College, London. He has taught in Columbia University, New York, the University of Texas, the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and the University of Malaya and has also given lectures widely in France and in other universities in the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Latvia, South Africa, India, Malaysia and Singapore, and twice delivered Speaker’s Lectures in the Houses of Parliament. . He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1983 and has been a Labour Peer since 2000. He is now, for the second time, a member of the House of Lords Constitution Committee. His 35 books include Wales in British Politics (1963), Freedom or Sacrilege? (1966), The Age of Lloyd George (1971), Lloyd George: Family Letters (1973), Consensus and Disunity (1979), Wales: Rebirth of a Nation (1981), Labour in Power 1945 – 51 (1984), The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain (1984, 1m. copies sold), Labour People (1987), The Red Dragon and the Red Flag (1989), The People’s Peace (1990), Modern Wales (1995), (ed.) The Young Oxford History of Britain and Ireland (1996), (ed.) Crime, Protest and Police in Modern British Society (1999), The Twentieth Century (2000), Ages of Reform (2011), Revolution to Devolution (2014), My Histories (2015), and biographies of Lloyd George (1974), Keir Hardie (1975), Lord Addison (1980), James Callaghan (1997) and Michael Foot (2007). He has also written many entries for the Dictionary of National Biography, and for the 10 Downing Street Political Archive. He is a very regular broadcaster in English and Welsh on radio and television. In 2014 he was given a Lifetime Achievement award by the Parliamentary Archives and History Committee, and in 2015 was named a ‘Welsh Parliamentarian of the Year’. He is Welsh-speaking, a member of the Welsh Gorsedd of Bards, and is married to Dr. Elizabeth Gibson of the University of Tours. He has two children and four grand-children.