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Published and unpublished articles on Roy Dean's diplomatic career., 2002 - 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 66

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: reaction in Nigeria to the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia]; relations with India and meeting Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India; winning the propaganda war on arms control; meeting Jerry Rawlings, Head of State, Ghana; the difficulties in building a new British High Commission office in Ghana, 1984.

Also includes: accompanying correspondence.


  • Creation: 2002 - 2003


Conditions Governing Access

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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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Biographical / Historical

Roy Dean was born 18 February 1927, the son of Arthur Dean and Flora Dean (née Clare). He was educated at Watford Grammar School, London College of Printing and Graphic Arts (diploma) and the College for Distributive Trades (MIPR). In 1954 he married Heather Sturtridge: they have three sons.

After serving in the RAF (1945-48) in India and Pakistan, Dean joined the Central Office of Information, where he worked for ten years. In 1958 he joined the Diplomatic Service, and his subsequent diplomatic career included: Second, later First Secretary, Colombo [Sri Lanka], (1958-62); Vancouver [Canada], (1962-64); Lagos [Nigeria], (1964-68); Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (1968-71); Consul, Houston [United States], (1971), Acting Consul-General, (1972-73); FCO, (1973-76); Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Research Unit, (1976-83); Deputy High Commissioner, Accra [Ghana], (1983-86), Acting High Commissioner, (1986). Dean was also a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s expert group on disarmament institutions, (1980-81) and editor of Arms Control and Disarmament, (1979-83), as well as being a national crossword champion. Dean died on 25 December 2018.


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Language of Materials



Dean, Cecil Roy

Finding aid date

2003-12-05 14:04:15.263000+00:00

Repository Details

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