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Transcript of interview: Sir Robert Wade-Gery, 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 47

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2000


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 Wade-Gery was born 22 April 1929, the only son of the late Professor H. T. Wade-Gery; he was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford (1st class Hon. Mods 1949 and Lit. Hum. 1951; Hon. Fellow, 1985. Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 1951-73, 1987-89). In 1962 he married Sarah, elder daughter of A. D. Marris, CMG.

Wade-Gery joined the Foreign (now Diplomatic) Service, in 1951, and his career included: Foreign Office (Economic Relations Department), 1951-54; Bonn [Germany] 1954-57; FO (Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary, later Southern Department), 1957-60; Tel Aviv [Israel], 1961-64; FO (Planning Staff), 1964-67; Saigon [Vietnam], 1967-68; Cabinet Office (Secretary to Duncan Committee), 1968-69; Counsellor 1969; on loan to Bank of England, 1969; Head of Financial Policy and Aid Department, FCO, 1969-70; Under-Secretary, Central Policy Review Staff, Cabinet Office, 1971-73; Minister, Madrid [Spain], 1973-77; Minister, Moscow [Soviet Union], 1977-79; Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet, 1979-82; High Commissioner to India, 1982-87.

He was awarded the KCMG in 1983 (CMG 1979); KCVO 1983. He died on 16 February 2015.


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Language of Materials



Gery, Sir Robert Lucian Wade-, 1929-2015, Knight, diplomat

Finding aid date

2002-05-16 09:08:58+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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