George Walden


Biography of George Walden

George Gordon Harvey Walden (born 15 September 1939) is a former British diplomat who became a Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP), served as Minister for Higher Education 1985-87, and is now a journalist.

Walden was educated at Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith, London, at Jesus College, Cambridge, and post-graduate at Moscow University. During his time in the diplomatic service he studied Chinese at the University of Hong Kong 1965–67, spent a year at the École nationale d'administration (ÉNA, then located in Paris) 1973–74, and a sabbatical year at Harvard 1981–82.

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