Desmond Hugh CECIL

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1941-10-19
Education Magdalen Coll Sch Oxford, The Queen's Coll Oxford (MA)
Publications N/A
Recreations playing music and cricket, downhill skiing, chess, antiquarian travel books
Clubs Athenaeum (chm Wine Ctee 1999-2002, chm Gen Ctee 2003-08, tstee 2008-), MCC (European cricket advsr 1998-2002), Claygate Cricket (life vice-pres)
Style Desmond Cecil, Esq, CMG
Career studied violin, viola and oboe with Profs Max Rostal in Berne and Joy Boughton in London, subsequently violinist and oboist in Switzerland (leader Neuchâtel Chamber Orch 1965-70); HM Dip Serv 1970-95: second sec London 1970-73, first sec Bonn 1973-74, FCO 1974-76, press offr Mission to UN Geneva 1976-80, FCO 1980-85, cnsllr and chargé d'Affaires Vienna 1985-89, FCO 1989-92, on secondment with Bd of P&O European Ferries 1992, under sec FCO 1992-95; sr advsr to: BT 1996-97, British Nuclear Fuels plc 1996-2006, Marconi 1998-2001; advsr Bd Nuclear Mgmnt Ptnrs Ltd 2008; chm Arena Pal Ltd 2002-03, UK rep and sr vice-pres AREVA 2006- (expert chair 2012-); antiquarian book dealer 1997-; dir and tstee Jupiter Orch London 1996-2002; Royal Philharmonic Soc: memb Cncl 1995-2005, chm Sponsorship Ctee, hon co-treas; memb Cncl Britain-Russia Centre 1998-2000; int rep Menuhin Festival Gstaad 2001-; memb Cncl and tstee Voices for Hospices 2000-04, advsr Russia Arts Help Charity Moscow 2000-05; tstee Norbert Brainin Fndn Asolo 2004-09, tstee then dir London Philharmonic Orchestra 2005-; memb: Mensa 1968-2005, Sherlock Holmes Soc of London 1970-, Kingston Chamber Music Soc 1990-, Panel 2000 Germany Project Bd 1999-2000, Br-German Assoc 2001-05, Bd Int Mendelssohn Fndn Leipzig 2001- (chm UK Friends 2005-), Appeal Ctee later Devpt Ctee The Queen's Coll Oxford 2005-, Bd Nuclear Industry Assoc 2010-; Distinguished Friend of Oxford University Award 2012
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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