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Bonham-Carterfree

Baron cr 1986 (Life Peer), of Yarnbury in the county of Wiltshire (Mark Raymond Bonham Carter)

Born 11 Feb. 1922; e s of late Sir Maurice Bonham Carter, KCB, KCVO, and Violet, (Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, DBE), d of 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC; m 1955, Leslie, d of Condé Nast, NY; three d, and one step d; died 4 Sept. 1994

Chairman, Governors of The Royal Ballet, since 1985 (Governor, since 1960)

Education

Winchester; Balliol Coll., Oxford (Scholar); University of Chicago (Commonwealth Fund Fellowship)

Career

Served Grenadier Guards, 1941–45: 8th Army (Africa) and 21st Army Group (NW Europe); captured, 1943; escaped; (despatches). Contested (L) Barnstaple, 1945; MP (L) Torrington Div. of Devonshire, March 1958–59; Mem., UK Delegn to the Council of Europe, 1958–59; contested (L) Torrington, 1964. Director, Wm Collins & Co. Ltd, 1955–58. First Chm., Race Relations Bd, 1966–70; Chm., Community Relations Commn, 1971–77; Mem. Council, Inst. of Race Relations, 1966–72. Vice-Pres., Consumers’ Assoc., 1972– (Mem. Council, 1966–71); Jt Chm., Anglo-Polish Round Table Conf., 1971–91; Chm., Writers and Scholars Educnl Trust, 1977–89. A Dir, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1958–82; Vice Chm. and a Governor, BBC, 1975–81. Chm., Outer Circle Policy Unit, 1976–80. Mem. Court of Governors, LSE, 1970–81. Hon. Fellow: Manchester Metropolitan Univ.; Wolfson Coll., Oxford, 1990. Hon. LLD Dundee, 1978

Publications

(ed) The Autobiography of Margot Asquith, 1962; (contrib.) Radical Alternative (essays), 1962; articles, reviews in various jls

Clubs

Brooks’s, MCC

Address

13 Clarendon Road, W11 4JB

071–229 5200