Institute of European Law
University of Birmingham
25 June 2014

On 25 June 2015 Sir Stephen Wall delivered the keynote address for the Institute of European Law's Leaving Europe? conference.

Stephen Wall joined the Diplomatic Service in 1968 and worked closely with five British Foreign Secretaries. He was Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister John Major and EU adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. He was British Ambassador to Portugal from 1993 to 1995, Permanent Representative to the European Union from 1995 to 2000 and Head of the European Secretariat in the Cabinet Office from 2000 to 2004.  From 2004 to 2005 he was the Principal Adviser to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster.

Sir Stephen, who is currently writing the final volume of the Official History of Britain's relations with the European Union, covering the period 1975-1991, is on the Council of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a Doctor of Laws honoris causa from the University of Birmingham.