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Transcript of interview: Peter Unwin, 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 95

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

Peter Unwin was born on 20 May 1932, son of Arnold and Norah Unwin. He was educated at Ampleforth and Christ Church College, University of Oxford. In 1955 he married Monica Steven, having two sons and two daughters.

After his National Service (1954-56), Unwin joined the diplomatic service, and his postings included: Foreign Office (1956-58); British Legation, Budapest [Hungary] (1958-61); British Embassy, Tokyo [Japan] (1961-63); Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1963-67); British Information Services, New York [United States] (1967-70); FCO (1970-72); Bank of England (1973); British Embassy, Bonn [Germany] (1973-76); Head of Personnel Policy Department, FCO (1976-79); Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard (1979-80); Minister (Economic), Bonn (1980-83); Ambassador to: Hungary (1983-86); Denmark (1986-88); a Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth (1989-93).


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Unwin, Peter William, b 1932, diplomat

Finding aid date

2006-02-08 09:54:27.140000+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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