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Transcript of interview: Lord Powell of Bayswater, 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 53

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

Charles Powell was born 6 July 1941, the son of Air Vice Marshal John Frederick Powell; he was educated at King’s School, Canterbury and New College, Oxford (BA). In 1964 he married Carla Bonardi

After entering the Diplomatic Service in 1963, Powell's career included: Third Secretary, Foreign Office, 1963-65 (Desk officer, Muscat and Oman [Oman]); Second Secretary, Helsinki [Finland] 1965-67; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1968-71; First Secretary and Private Secretary to HM Ambassador (Lord Cromer), Washington [United States] 1971-74; First Secretary, Bonn [Germany], 1974-77; FCO, 1977-80 (Counsellor, 1979; Special Counsellor for Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] negotiations, 1979-80); Counsellor, UK Permanent Representation to European Communities, 1980-84; Private Secretary to Prime Minister, 1983-91.

He was created a life-peer in 2000 and awarded the KCMG in 1990.


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