Sir Larry Siedentop was for three decades Fellow of Keble College and Faculty Lecturer in Political Thought at the University of Oxford. He is one of the most distinguished and penetrating political historians.
His publications include Tocqueville (Oxford University Press, 1994), and Democracy in Europe (Penguin, 2000), which immediately became a classic essay on European integration and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. It has been credited with influencing the convening of the European Constitutional Convention.
In 2004 he was invested with a CBE for services to political thought and higher education, and knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours list for services to political science.
His most recent book, Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Liberalism in the Middle Ages, is published by Allen Lane / Penguin.