David Dilks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

David Dilks
6th Vice-Chancellor University of Hull
In office
Preceded bySir William Taylor
Succeeded byDavid Drewry

David N. Dilks PhD FRHistS FRSL (born 17 March 1938) is a British historian and former Professor of International History at the University of Leeds.

Dilks was born in Foleshill, a suburb of Coventry, and attended The Royal Grammar School Worcester before winning a scholarship to Hertford College, Oxford, to read History. He remained in Oxford to do research at St Antony's College before becoming research assistant to Anthony Eden and Harold Macmillan.[1] He was the official biographer of the latter as well as producing a two-volume biography of the viceroy of India, Lord Curzon,[2] and a biography of Neville Chamberlain.[3]

In 1977 he became a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Professor Dilks became Vice Chancellor of the University of Hull in 1991, a position he retained until 1999.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • Dilks, David (1969–70). Curzon in India. 2 vols., Hart-Davis.
  • Dilks, David (1984). Neville Chamberlain: Volume 1, 1869-1929. Cambridge University Press.


  1. ^ Hodges, Lucy (7 August 1997), "A-Z of Universities: Hull", The Independent
  2. ^ Plumb, J. H. (4 October 1970), "The Viceroy and the General; Curzon In India", The New York Times.
  3. ^ "The Man Who Trusted Hitler", The New York Times, 17 February 1985
  4. ^ "On the move", Times Higher Education, 11 June 1999