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Transcript of interview: Sir Edward Clay, 2020

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 206

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2020


Conditions Governing Access

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

Edward Clay was born on 21 July 1945. In 1969 he married Anne Stroud, having three daughters.

Clay joined the Foreign Office in 1968 and his diplomatic career included the following posts: Nairobi, 1970; Second, later First, Secretary, Sofia [Bulgaria], 1973; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1975; First Secretary: Budapest [Hungary], 1979; FCO, 1982; Counsellor: Nicosia, 1985; FCO, 1989; Ambassador (non-resident) to Rwanda, 1994–95, to Burundi, 1994–96; High Commissioner to Uganda, 1993–97; Director, Public Diplomacy and Public Services, FCO, 1997–99; High Commissioner to Cyprus, 1999–2001; High Commissioner, Kenya, 2001–05.


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