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Transcript of interview: Martin Morland, 2006

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 100

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2006


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

Martin Morland was born on 23 September 1933, the eldest son of Sir Oscar Morland, GBE, KCMG and of Alice, daughter of Sir Francis Lindley, PC, GCMG. He was educated at Ampleforth and King’s College, University of Cambridge; in 1964 he married Jennifer Avril Mary Hanbury-Tracy, having two sons and one daughter. Martin Morland died on 28 April 2020.

After his National Service with the Grenadier Guards, (1954-56), Morland entered the diplomatic service and his career included the following posts: British Embassy, Rangoon [Burma, later Myanmar], (1957-60); News Department, Foreign Office, (1961); UK Delegation to Common Market negotiations, Brussels [Belgium], (1962-63); Foreign Office, (1963-65); UK Disarmament Delegation, Geneva [Switzerland], (1965-67); Private Secretary to Lord Chalfont [Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office], (1967-68); European Integration Department, FCO, (1968-73); Counsellor, (1973-77), Rome [Italy], seconded temporarily to Cabinet Office to head EEC Referendum Information Unit (1975); Head of Maritime Aviation and Environment Department, FCO, (1977-79); Counsellor and Head of Chancery, Washington [United States], (1979-82); seconded to Hardcastle and Company Limited, (1982-84); Under-Secretary, Cabinet Office, (1984-86); Ambassador to Burma, (1986-90); Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to Office of United Nations and other international organisations, Geneva, (1990-93); after retirement, Director of Public Affairs, British Nuclear Fuels plc (1994-96).


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Morland, Martin Robert, 1933-2020, diplomat

Finding aid date

2006-09-13 14:12:35.347000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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