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Transcript of interview: David Gladstone, 2015

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 145

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2015


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

David Gladstone was born 1 April 1935, the son of Thomas Steuart Gladstone and Muriel Irene Heron Gladstone. He was educated at Eton, and Christ Church College, University of Oxford (MA History). In 1961 he married April (née Brunner), having one son and one daughter.

Following National Service, 1954-56, and Oxford University, 1956-59, Gladstone worked at Annan, Dexter and Company (Chartered Accountants), 1959-60, then joined the Foreign Office. His diplomatic career included: Foreign Office, 1960; MECAS, Lebanon, 1960-62; Bahrain, 1962-63; Foreign Office (working on atomic energy), 1963-65; Bonn [Germany], 1965-69; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1969-72; Cairo [Egypt], 1972-75; British Military Government, Berlin, 1976-79; Head of Western European Department, FCO, 1979-82; Consul-General, Marseilles [France], 1983-87; High Commissioner, Colombo [Sri Lanka], 1987-91; Chargé d’Affaires, Kiev [Ukraine], 1992.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Gladstone, David Arthur Steuart, b 1935, diplomat

Finding aid date

2015-11-05 10:49:07.590000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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