Huw David

Wolfson College Development Director
College department
Alumni Office
Person Type
Staff member
01865 284333
Room A424A

Huw David joined Wolfson in April 2019 after serving as Development Director of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford’s department for teaching and research in American history, politics and culture, where he led and managed the Institute's multi-million-pound fundraising campaign.

His first book, Trade, Politics, and Revolution: South Carolina and Britain's Atlantic Commerce, 1730-1790, was published by the University of South Carolina Press in November 2018. It received the 2018 George C. Rogers Jr. Prize for the best book of South Carolina history, given by the South Carolina Historical Society. The manuscript of the book was previously awarded the Hines Prize in 2015 by the College of Charleston, given biennially for the best first manuscript on a topic relating to the Carolina Lowcountry and/or the Atlantic World. His writing appears in several academic journals including Global Networks, the Journal of Southern History, the South Carolina Historical Magazine, and Action Learning: Research and Practice. He has held visiting fellowships at institutions including the University of South Carolina and the Huntington Library, Los Angeles.

Since June 2018, he has chaired the Academic Advisory Panel of the Benjamin Franklin House, London, the world's only surviving home of the American founding father, and he is a judge of the Benjamin Franklin House literary prize.  He is an Affiliate Faculty Member at the College of Charleston's Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World (CLAW) Program, has been Wells Fargo Distinguished Public Lecturer at the same College, and has recently completed a research project with Tate Britain on Thomas Gainsborough, with a major new assessment of one of the painter's early portraits. He is a Governor of a local village primary school and a member of the school's resources and finance committee.