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Transcript of interview: Ann Grant, 2021

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 205

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2021


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.

Biographical / Historical

Ann Grant was born on 13 August 1948. She was educated at the University of Sussex, then SOAS, University of London (MSc 1971).

Having joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1971, Grant's diplomatic career included the following posts: Calcutta [India], 1973–75; Department of Energy, 1976–79; News Department, 1979; Head of Chancery and Consul, Maputo [Mozambique], 1981–84; First Secretary (Energy), Office of UK Permanent Representative to EU, Brussels, 1987–89, resigned; Communications Director, Oxfam, 1989–91; rejoined FCO, 1991; Head of Recruitment [? 1991-92]; Counsellor (Economic and Social Affairs), UK Mission to United Nations, New York [United States], 1992–96; Counsellor, Head of Equatorial Africa Department, FCO, 1996–98; Director, African Department, FCO, 1998–2000; High Commissioner, South Africa, 2000–05.


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Repository Details

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