Damehood for Dr Frances Lannon
St Antony’s College is delighted to hear that Antonian Dr Frances Lannon (DPhil History, 1976) has been made a Dame of the British Empire for services to higher education during the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Appointed Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Lady Margaret Hall in 1977, she was Vice-Principal from 1992 to 1997. During her time as Principal she also served as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University, Vice-Chair and then Chair of the Conference of Colleges, and a Member of Council, as well as sitting on a number of committees of Council. She remains an honorary fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. An historian of 19th and 20th century Spain, she has published works on the relationship of religion and politics in modern Spain in the period before, during, and after the Spanish Civil War. She has also published on the history of women and gender in 20th century Spain.