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Transcript of interview: Lord Hannay of Chiswick, 1999

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 38

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 1999


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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 Hannay was born 28 September 1935, the son of the late Julian Hannay; he was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford. In 1961 he married Gillian Rex.

Hannay's diplomatic career included: Foreign Office, 1959-60; Tehran [Iran], 1960-61; 3rd Secretary, Kabul [Afghanistan], 1961-63; 2nd Secretary, FO, 1963-65; 2nd, later 1st Secretary, UK Delegation to European Communities, Brussels [Belgium], 1965-70; 1st Secretary, UK Negotiating Team with European Communities, 1970-72; Chef de Cabinet to Sir Christopher Soames, Vice President of EEC, 1973-77; Head of Energy, Science and Space Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1977-79; Head of Middle East Department, FCO, 1979; Assistant Under-Secretary of State (European Community), FCO, 1979-84; Minister, Washington [United States], 1984-85; Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to European Communities, Brussels, 1985-90; British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 1990-94.

He was awarded the GCMG in 1995 (KCMG 1986; CMG 1981).


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Hannay, Lord Hannay of Chiswick

Finding aid date

2002-04-25 12:18:07+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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