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Transcript of interview: Sir Peter Hall, 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 89

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2002


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

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 [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia] (1989-92); Adviser to 6th Lord Carrington (1992) and Lord Owen (1992-93), Peace Conference on Yugoslavia; Ambassador to Argentina (1993-97).


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Hall, Sir Peter Edward, b 1938, Knight, diplomat

Finding aid date

2005-11-30 11:45:17.327000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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