Director, British Ukrainian Society
Raymond Benedict ASQUITH, 3rd Earl of Oxford and Asquith, is a British peer and a former diplomat. Lord Oxford was educated at Ampleforth College, York, and at Balliol College, Oxford. He joined Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 1979 and remained a serving diplomat until 1997. Previously, he had postings in London at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Cabinet Office, and served as the First Secretary at the British Embassy in Moscow in 1983-1985, and a Counsellor at the British Embassy in Kyiv in 1992-1997. Oxford was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1987. Lord Oxford is active in various commercial and charitable organizations in Ukraine including the Ukrainian Catholic Foundation, which raises funds for the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.