David Dilks

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David Dilks
6th Vice-Chancellor University of Hull
In office
Preceded by Sir William Taylor
Succeeded by David 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.