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Transcript of interview: Dame Veronica Sutherland, 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 94

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2005


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

Veronica Sutherland was born on 25 April 1939, the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Maurice George Beckett, and of Constance Mary Cavenagh-Mainwaring. She was educated at the Royal School, Bath, studied German at London University and took a further degree at Southampton University. In 1981 she married Alex James Sutherland.

Sutherland joined the Diplomatic Service in 1965, and her career included the following posts: 2nd, later 1st Secretary, Copenhagen [Denmark] (1967-70); Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1970-75); 1st Secretary, New Delhi [India] (1975-78); FCO (1978-80); Counsellor (1981); Permanent UK Delegate to UNESCO (1981-84); Counsellor, FCO (1984-87); Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire (1987-90); Assistant Under-Secretary of State (Personnel), FCO (1990-95); Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland (1995-99).


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Sutherland, Dame Veronica Evelyn, b 1939, diplomat

Finding aid date

2006-02-01 10:30:27.780000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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