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Transcript of interview: Sir Anthony Brenton, 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 127

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2010


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

Anthony Brenton was born on 1 January 1950, son of Ivan Bernard Brenton and Jean Sylvia Brenton (née Rostgard). He was educated at the Peter Symonds School, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge (BA) and the Open University (MPhil). In 1981 he married Susan Mary Penrose, having one son and two daughters.

Brenton joined the Diplomatic Service in 1975, and his career included the following posts: 2nd Secretary, Cairo [Egypt], 1978-81; European Communities Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1981-85; with UK Permanent Representation to EC, 1985-86; Deputy Chef de Cabinet, EC, 1986-89; Counsellor, 1989; Head: UN Department, FCO, 1989-90; Environment, Science and Energy Department, FCO, 1990-92; Fellow, Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1992-93; Counsellor, Moscow, 1994-98; Director for Global Issues, FCO, 1998-2001; Minister, Washington [United States], 2001-04; Ambassador to Russia, 2004-08.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Brenton, Sir Anthony Russell, b 1950, knight, diplomat

Finding aid date

2011-01-20 11:32:22.057000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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