Transcript of interview: Sir Brian Fall, 2017
Scope and Contents
The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
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
Brian Fall was born 13 December 1937, the son of John William Fall, of Hull, Yorkshire, and Edith Juliette (née Proetel). He was educated at St Paul’s School, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and University of Michigan Law School. In 1962 he married Delmar Alexandra Roos, having three daughters.
After his National Service, 1955-57, Fall joined the Foreign (now Diplomatic) Service in 1962, and his career included the following posts: served in Foreign Office United Nations Department, 1963; Moscow [Soviet Union], 1965; Geneva [Switzerland], 1968; Civil Service College, 1970; FO Eastern European and Soviet Department and Western Organisations Department, 1971; New York [United States], 1975; Harvard University Center for International Affairs, 1976; Counsellor, Moscow, 1977-79; Head of Energy, Science and Space Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1979-80; Head of Eastern European and Soviet Department, FCO, 1980-81; Principal Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary, 1981-84; Director, Cabinet, Secretary-General of NATO, 1984-86; Assistant Under-Secretary of State (Defence), FCO, 1986-88; Minister, Washington, 1988-89; High Commissioner to Canada, 1989-92; Ambassador to Russian Federation, and to Republics of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Turkmenistan, 1992-95, also to Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, 1992-93; Principal, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, 1995-2002; British Government Special Representative for the South Caucasus, 2002-12.
Language of Materials
Fall, Sir Brian James Proetel, b 1937, Knight, diplomat
Finding aid date
Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository
Churchill Archives Centre
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087