Transcript of interview: Robert Gordon, 2021 - 2022
Scope and Contents
The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
- 2021 - 2022
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
Robert Gordon was born 9 February 1952, the son of Major Cyril Vivian Eagleson, MC, RE and Clara Renata Romana Gordon (née Duse). He was educated at King’s School, Canterbury, and Magdalen Coll.ege, University of Oxford (MA Modern Languages). In 1978, he married Pamela Jane Taylor, having two sons and two daughters.
Gordon's diplomatic career included: Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1973; Second Secretary, Warsaw [Poland], 1975–77; First Secretary, Santiago [Chile], 1978–83; FCO, 1983–87; First Secretary, UK Delegation to OECD, Paris [France], 1987–92; Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Warsaw, 1992–95; Ambassador to Burma (Union of Myanmar), 1995–99; Head, South East Asia Department, FCO, 1999–2003; Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 2003–07.