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Transcript of interview: Sir Wynn Hugh-Jones, 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 103

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2005


Conditions Governing Access

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

Wynn Hugh-Jones was born on 1 November 1923, son of Huw Hugh-Jones and May Normington. He was educated at Ludlow [Shropshire] and Selwyn College, University of, Cambridge. In 1958 he married (1st), Ann (née Purkiss), having one son and two daughters; they were divorced in 1987 and Hugh-Jones then married (2nd), Oswynne (née Buchanan).

After serving in the Royal Air Force, (1943-46) Hugh-Jones entered the Diplomatic Service in 1947 and his career included the following posts: Foreign Office, (1947-49); Jedda [Saudi Arabia] (1949-52); Paris [France] (1952-56); Foreign Office, (1956-59); Chargé d’Affaires, Conakry [Guinea], (1959-60); Head of Chancery, Rome [Italy], (1960-64); FO, (1964-66), Counsellor, (1964); Consul, Elizabethville [later Lubumbashi, Congo] (1966-68); Counsellor and Head of Chancery, Ottawa [Canada], (1968-70); Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (1971), attached to the Lord President’s Office; Cabinet Office, (1972-73); Director-General, English-Speaking Union, (1973-77); Secretary-General, Liberal Party, (1977-83); Joint Honorary Treasurer, Liberal Party, (1984-87). Hugh-Jones died on 5 July 2019.


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Language of Materials



Jones, Sir Wynn Normington Hugh-, b 1923, knight, diplomat Jones, Sir Wynn Normington Hugh-, b 1923, knight, diplomat

Finding aid date

2007-01-09 09:30:19.740000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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