Alice Prochaska

Dr Alice Prochaska is a historian, who was formerly the Principal of Somerville College
Oxford and a Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. An alumna of Somerville
herself, she holds both her BA and DPhil in Modern History from the University of Oxford.
Her career has spanned museums, archives and libraries, working both in national
organisations (the UK National Archives and the British Library where she was Director of Special Collections) as well as universities on both sides of the Atlantic (University of London,
 Yale, as Head Librarian, and Oxford). Dr Prochaska is a Fellow and one-time Vice President of the Royal Historical Society, and a former Chair of the Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust.

She has managed large staffs of scholars, librarians and archivists, and has chaired national
and international boards and committees dealing with archives and scholarly resources.
Her current scholarly interest focuses on the history of cultural restitution, and the
relationship between national heritage and national identity. In connection with this, she is Chair of Book Aid International and has recently published an article on Libraries in times of conflict. Closer to home, Alice is a Trustee of the Charlbury Refugee Action Group (CRAG), which supports refugees and asylum seekers in the local community in addition to raising funds for the welfare of such displaced groups further afield in the UK and abroad.


Feb 07 2024


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM




Witney Lakes Resort


Deirdre Lunney

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