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Transcript of interview: Sir Richard Stagg, 2022

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 218

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 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

Richard Stagg was born on 27 September 955, the son of Walter and Elise Patricia Stagg. He was educated at Winchester College, then Oriel College, University of Oxford. In 1982, he married Arabella Clare Faber, having three sons and two daughters.

Stagg joined the Diplomatic Service in 1977 and his diplomatic career included: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1977–79; Sofia, 1979–82; The Hague [the Netherlands], 1982–85; FCO, 1985–86; UK Representaion to EC, Brussels, 1987–88; Soviet Department, FCO, 1988–91; UK Representation to EC, Brussels, 1991–93; Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary [Douglas Hurd], 1993–96; Head, EU (External) Department, FCO, 1996–98; Ambassador to Bulgaria, 1998–2001; Director of Information, 2001–03, Director General (Corporate Affairs), 2003–07, FCO; High Commissioner to India, 2007–11; Ambassador to Afghanistan, 2012–15.


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