Alan Angell

Alan joined the Latin American Centre in 1966 after having spent a year in Colombia with UNESCO and before that lecturing at the University of Keele. Initially his appointment was shared with the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London where he ran a seminar programme on Latin America. He became a University Lecturer and Fellow of St Antony’s in 1970, and in 2006 retired. He is now an Emeritus Fellow of the college.

Alan’s work over the years has concentrated on Chile with an interlude in Peru after the Chilean coup of 1973 when it was not wise for him to return. He ran a programme for academic refugees from Chile (and was denounced by their embassy here as a clandestine communist). Through this programme, he raised several million pounds, mostly from the then Labour government, and brought close to a thousand academics and students from Chile to study in the UK. Alan’s first research was on the Chilean labour movement and he has written on many aspects of Chilean democracy and on the left in Latin America. He has supervised over thirty doctoral students.