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Transcript of interview: David Barrie, 2023

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 220

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2023

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

David Barrie was born on 9 November 1953, the son of Alexander Ogilvy Barrie and Patricia Mary Tucker. He was educated at Bryanston School and Brasenose College, University of Oxford (studying Experimental Psychology and Philosophy); in 1978, he married Mary Emily, daughter of Rt Hon. Sir Ralph Gibson, PC, having two daughters.

Barrie joined the Diplomatic Service in 1975, and his diplomatic career included: Central and Southern Africa Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1975–76; Dublin [Ireland], 1976–80; seconded to Cabinet Office Assessments Staff, 1980–81; North America Department, FCO, 1982–83; Republic of Ireland Department, FCO, 1983-87; transferred to Cabinet Office, 1988; seconded to Japan Festival 1991, as Executive Director, 1989–92; resigned from Cabinet Office, 1992.


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