Allen George Packwood
|Education||University of Nottingham Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge|
|Occupation||Director of the Churchill Archives Centre|
|Years active||2002 to Present|
|How Churchill Waged War|
A qualified archivist, Packwood began his career at the Churchill Archives Centre in September 1995. In 2001, he succeeded Piers Brendon as Acting Keeper of the Archives, and in 2002, the college appointed him to the permanent role as Director.
During his tenure as Director of the Churchill Archives Centre, Packwood co-curated several highly successful exhibitions on Sir Winston Churchill. In 2004, he helped to develop an exhibition with the U.S. Library of Congress entitled ‘Churchill and the Great Republic', which ran from February through July. In 2012, in collaboration with the Morgan Library in New York, ‘Churchill: The Power of Words’, presented interactive exhibits that included documents on loan from the Centre. The exhibition ran from June to September of that year.
He also helped to organise Churchill 2015, a programme of events commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Sir Winston’s death, and was successful in getting the Churchill archive inscribed on the UNESCO international register for the Memory of the World.
In addition to his work at the archive, Packwood has lectured extensively on Churchill in the United Kingdom and the United States and accompanied Celia Sandys and Lady Soames as an expert on a 'Chasing Churchill' Mediterranean Cruise.
He is a Fellow of Churchill College and the Royal Historical Society.