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Interview with Lord Hurd of Westwell: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Hurd, Douglas and Craggs, Ruth Interview with Lord Hurd of Westwell: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)


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Interview with Lord Hurd of Westwell, conducted 6th March 2013 as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: Hurd, Douglas. (1930-present). House of Commons, Member of Parliament for Mid Oxon, 1974-1983. Member of Parliament for Witney, 1983-1997. Opposition Spokesman for Europe, 1976-1979. Foreign and Commonwealth office, Minister of State, 1979-1983. Home Office, 1983-1989. Home Secretary, 1985-1989. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1984-1985. Foreign Secretary, 1989-1995. Baron of Westwell, 1997-present. House of Lords, member, 1997-present. Constitutional Commission, member, 1998-1999. Westminster Abbey, High Steward, 1999-2011. Archbishop of Canterbury’s Review, Chair, 2000-2001.

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Hurd, Douglas and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: Australia, New Zealand, UK, India, Canada, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Commonwealth Secretariat, Rhodesia, UK Conservative Party, European Economic Community, Singapore, CHOGM, South Africa, Mozambique, Cameroon, Apartheid, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Human Rights, Queen
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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