Transcript of interview: Sir Peter Hall, 2002
Scope and Contents
The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
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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
Peter Hall was born on 26 July 1938, son of Bernard Hall and Monica Hall (née Blackbourn). He was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School, and after studying Russian at the Joint Services School for Linguists, during his National Service, went up to Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, to study mediaeval and modern languages. In 1972 he married Marnie Kay; they have one son and one daughter.
Hall joined the diplomatic service in 1961, and his career included: Foreign Office (1961-63); 3rd Secretary, Warsaw [Poland] (1963-66); 2nd Secretary, New Delhi [India] (1966-69); Foreign and Commonwealth Office (European Integration Department), (1969-72); 1st Secretary, UK Permanent Representation to EEC (1972-76); Assistant Head, Financial Relations Department, FCO (1976-77); Counsellor, Caracas [Venezuela] (1977-78); Head of British Information Services, New York [United States] (1978-83) and Counsellor, British Embassy, Washington (1981-83); Director of Research, FCO (1983-86); Under Secretary, Cabinet Office (1986-88); Visiting Scholar, Stanford University (1988-89); Ambassador to Yugoslavia (1989-92); Adviser to 6th Lord Carrington (1992) and Lord Owen (1992-93), Peace Conference on Yugoslavia; Ambassador to Argentina (1993-97).
Language of Materials
Hall, Sir Peter Edward, b 1938, Knight, diplomat
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