Transcript of interview: David Barrie, 2023
Scope and Contents
The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
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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.
- Anglo-Irish Agreement (1985)
- Ethiopia (nation)
- Falklands War (1982)
- Goodall, Arthur David Saunders, Sir, 1931-2016 (Knight, diplomat)
- Howe, Richard Edward Geoffrey, 1926-2015 (Baron Howe of Aberavon, politician)
- Ireland (nation)
- Japan (nation)
- Northern Ireland (country)
- Thatcher, Margaret Hilda, 1925 - 2013 (née Roberts, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, Prime Minister)
- Uganda (nation)
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