Bill Nasson was born in Cape Town where he survived schooling and the trauma of adolescence before being educated in Britain at the universities
of Hull, York and Cambridge. He has held visiting fellowships at Cambridge University, the Australian National University, the University of Illinois
and the University of Kent in Canterbury. He lectured in economic history and history at the University of Cape Town for many years before moving
to Stellenbosch University where he is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of History. An award-winning author, his numerous book publications
include the acclaimed The War for South Africa, Britannia’s Empire, Springboks on the Somme, South Africa at War, 1939–1945 and WWI and the
People of South Africa.