Timothy Garton Ash

Professor of European Studies at Oxford University & Author

Timothy Garton Ash is an acclaimed contemporary historian and a prolific writer and commentator. Having charted the spectacular transformation of Europe over the last quarter century, his work focuses on the emerging geopolitical triangle between Europe, the US and Asia.

“Timothy features in Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people”

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  • The Future of the Triangle (G3) - EU, USA and China
  • Freedom of Speech in the Age of the Internet- Lessons learned from Wikileaks
  • Is Multiculturalism Dead?
  • History of the Present


Timothy presents in English, German and Polish

How he presents

A compelling and enlightening speaker, few historians match Professor Timothy Garton Ash for his combination of clarity and reportorial brilliance. His superlative presentations defy conventional wisdom and challenge contemporary thinking.

Books & Media

  • Homelands
  • Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade without a Name
  • Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World

In Detail

One of Britain's most influential and admired commentators, Timothy is the author of eleven books of political writing or ‘history of the present’. Beyond his role as Professor at the University of Oxford, he is also Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College in Oxford and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He writes a weekly column on international affairs in the Guardian which is syndicated globally. Timothy’s work has earned him numerous awards and honours including the George Orwell Prize and the Charlemagne Prize.


Considered a leading voice on democracy, contemporary European history and global politics, Timothy offers audiences his expert views on exactly why the United States can never rule the world on its own, why the new, enlarged Europe can only realise its aspirations in a larger, transatlantic community and why the conflicts in the Middle East and the rise of Asia can only be addressed by a wider community of democracies. Sweeping historical insight related in his own conversational style, help his incisive commentary on world affairs stand apart from its competitors.



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