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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.


  • Creation: 2000


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

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.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Powell, Lord Powell of Bayswater

Finding aid date

2002-05-16 09:52:34+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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