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Transcript of interview: Basil Eastwood, 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 107

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

Basil Eastwood was born 4 March 1944, the son of Christopher Gilbert Eastwood, CMG and Catherine Emma (née Peel). He was educated at Eton and Merton College, Oxford and in 1970 married Alison Faith Hutchings, having four daughters.

Eastwood entered the Diplomatic Service in 1966 and his career included: Middle East Centre for Arab Studies, 1967; Jedda [Saudi Arabia], 1968; Colombo [Ceylon, later Sri Lanka], 1969; Cairo [Egypt], 1972; Cabinet Office, 1976; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1978; Bonn [Germany], 1980; Khartoum [Sudan] 1984; Athens [Greece], 1987; Director of Research and Analysis, FCO, 1991-96; Ambassador to Syria, 1996-2000; Project Director, Middle East Institute, SOAS, 2000-01; Ambassador to Switzerland, 2001-04; founder of Cecily’s Fund (Charity for Zambian orphans).


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Eastwood, Basil Stephen Talbot, b 1944, diplomat

Finding aid date

2007-11-01 11:38:14.383000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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