Sue Onslow

Sue Onslow

Sue Onslow’s Commonwealth connections are relatively recent, although she has been researching and teaching in the field of twentieth century international history and international relations for the past twenty-five years.

After teaching and lecturing at the London School of Economics between 1994-2010, followed by a stint at King’s College, she joined the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in 2012. At the ICWS she ran a major interviewing project with former Commonwealth leaders, diplomats, officials and journalists, which comprises an extraordinary library of knowledge on Commonwealth diplomacy and range of activity since 1965. These interviews are freely available at .

She is now Deputy Director at the ICWS. She has published extensively on British foreign policy and decolonisation, Southern African contemporary history (particularly South Africa and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe), and the Commonwealth’s involvement in the stuggle against white minority regimes.  Sue is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the editorial board of Cold War History.

She joined The Round Table in 2013. She is a frequent contributor to BBC television programmes and radio commentary on the Commonwealth, and the Commonwealth Year Book. She also features in the forthcoming ITN major series on the Queen and Commonwealth.



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