David Reynolds is Professor of International History and a Fellow of Christ's College. He studied at Cambridge and Harvard Universities and has been a regular visitor to the United States since first going there as a graduate student in 1973. He served for two academic years as Chairman of the Faculty of History in 2013-15.
His visiting positions include posts at Harvard, Nihon University in Tokyo, and Sciences Po in Paris. He won the Wolfson Prize for History, 2004, and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005 and a member of the Society of American Historians in 2011.
He is the author of eleven books, and four edited or co-edited volumes. In 2013 he published The Long Shadow - on the legacies of the Great War for the 20th century - about which he talks on the youtube clip above. This was awarded the 2014 Hessell-Tiltman Prize. He has also written and presented thirteen historical documentaries for BBC TV, ranging across the international history of the 20th century, including a three-part series for BBC2 'Long Shadow' based on his book (see link above), and a trilogy for BBC4 about the Big Three leaders of World War Two - all now available as DVDs or on Netflix. He also wrote and presented the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series America, Empire of Liberty (2008-9) and the 2016 two-part series Verdun: The Sacred Wound.
His latest book (as co-editor with Kristina Spohr) is a major international study of summitry in the 1970s and 1980s, Transcending the Cold War (2016), which grew out of a conference supported by grants from the British Academy and CRASSH.