Richard John Carwardine, FRHistS, FBA, FLSW (born 12 January 1947) is a Welsh historian and academic. He specialises in American Politics and religion in the era of the American Civil War, he is best known for his work on Abraham Lincoln. He was President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 2010 to 2016.
Carwardine in July 2010
Richard John Carwardine|
12 January 1947
Corpus Christi College, Oxford |
Queen's College, Oxford
University of California, Berkeley
Politics of the United States |
Religion in the United States
American Civil War
University of Sheffield |
University of Oxford
St Catherine's College, Oxford
Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Carwardine was born in Cardiff, Wales, the son of John Francis Carwardine and Beryl Jones. He attended Maesycwmmer Primary School and Monmouth School. At Corpus Christi College, Oxford, as William Jones Exhibitioner, he received his B.A. in Modern History 1968 (M.A. 1972). He studied for his D.Phil. in Modern History at the Queen's College, Oxford, and the University of California, Berkeley, as the Ochs-Oakes Senior Scholar in American History and Institutions.
Carwardine taught American history at the University of Sheffield (1971-2002) where he also served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts. In 2002 he was appointed Rhodes Professor of American History & Institutions at Oxford University and a Fellow of St Catherine's College. Elected President of Corpus Christi College, he assumed office in January 2010. He is also a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Carwardine is a co-founder of the Abbey Shakespeare Players. The company present a Shakespeare play every summer at St. Dogmaels Abbey in Pembrokeshire.
| President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
2010 to 2016