On Monday 22nd April 2013, Wellington College was delighted to host Mr Simon Fraser, the senior policy advisor to the Foreign Secretary. Mr Fraser is responsible for advising the Foreign Secretary on foreign policy and is also Head of the Diplomatic Service.
In a 30 minute session with our Year 13 and 14 Politics students, Mr Fraser gave an overview of his role as the most senior civil servant within the Diplomatic Service and then took questions from the pupils. He answered on a variety of topics, ranging from British involvement in Syria, how to deal with North Korea and British policy in Iraq. It was a fascinating session which improved the students understanding of foreign affairs and perhaps influence some to consider a career in the Diplomatic Service.