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Transcript of interview: Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 83

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2003


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

David Wilson was born on 14 February 1935, the son of the Rev. William Skinner Wilson and Enid Wilson. He was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond [Perth and Kinross, Scotland], then Keble College, Oxford (scholarship, MA), also taking a PhD in London in 1973. In 1967 he married Natasha Helen Mary Alexander; they have two sons.

Following his National Service in The Black Watch (1953-55), Wilson entered the Foreign Service in 1958 and his career included: Third Secretary, Vientiane [Laos], (1959-60); Language Student, Hong Kong, (1960-62); Second, later First Secretary, Peking [China], (1963-65); Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (1965-68); resigned, (1968); Editor, China Quarterly, (1968-74); Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, New York [United States], (1972); rejoined Diplomatic Service, (1974); Cabinet Office, (1974-77); Political Adviser, Hong Kong, (1977-81); Head, South European Department, FCO, (1981-84); Assistant Under-Secretary of State, FCO, (1984-87); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Hong Kong, (1987-92).


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Language of Materials



Wilson, David Clive, Lord Wilson of Tillyorn

Finding aid date

2004-08-05 09:33:09.793000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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