Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles

Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles


Sir Sherard Louis Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO is a British diplomat. From 2009 to 2010 the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He worked briefly for BAE Systems’ as the International business development director, focusing on the Middle East and south-east Asia.  He is now a Senior Advisor  to HSBC’s Group Chief Executive Officer.

His first book Cables from Kabul was published by HarperCollins in 2011. It is a frank and honest memoir, which provides a unique, high-level insight into Western policy in Afghanistan. Ever The Diplomat, his second memoir, was also published by HarperCollins in 2013.  This entertaining and engaging memoir lifts the lid on embassy life throughout the world.

Sherard Cowper-Coles @sherardcc

Are you an enthusiastic, people-focused educator with experience working with schools, children and young people? Then look no further! Applications open for a Learning and Public Programmes Officer at Pitzhanger. Deadline 6 Jan

Have you been keeping up with #PitzhangerAdvent on Instagram? Today’s post about festive games explains the rather unusual Georgian game of Hunt the Slipper !

Tried to show @BorisJohnson the picture of Jack Williment-Barr. The 4-year-old with suspected pneumonia forced to lie on a pile of coats on the floor of a Leeds hospital.

The PM grabbed my phone and put it in his pocket:

@itvcalendar | #GE19

BBC News - Johnson's race for trade deal strengthens EU hand

Not long till polling day, Earthlings! So I humbly present my new political broadcast, "Uxbridge & South Ruislip". I think if you've got something political to say, say it with a song. (With
thanks and apologies to Sheena Easton.) #MakeYourVoteCount

“It is not too late. We have an interview prepared. Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say”

Andrew Neil issues a challenge for Boris Johnson to commit to an interview with him, to face questions on why people have “deemed him to be untrustworthy”

Interesting blog on @Pitzhanger conservation: HistoricHousesFoundation: Thanks for your support right from beginning

It was a pleasure for @EalingInLondon1 to join @Pitzhanger this week at their glass house reception celebrating all those who have sponsored a pane of glass in the beautifully restored manor house and raising £100k for its restoration

Have you been following our Pitzhanger #AdventCalendar on instagram @Pitzhanger? Check out today's post on about the history of Christmas Cards. For more info see the @V_and_A 's blog about the first Christmas card:

Donald Trump arrives in Camden London enroute to Winfield House #DonaldTrump #trump #NATOLondon #natosummit

In case you missed it last week - here's a link to John Goodall's article on Pitzhanger in @Countrylifemag 'Following a boldly conceived restoration, the interest and quality of Sir John Soane's Ealing villa shines out again.'

This weekend join us for #MuseumShopSunday on 1 Dec.
You can receive 10% off in the Pitzhanger Shop* when you follow us on social and tag #MemoryPitzhanger #MuseumShopSunday.
*Normal product exclusions apply. You do not need to pay an entry fee to visit the shop.

Tonight is our first #reading group! We are discussing Doughnut Economics by @KateRaworth. Follow the discussion on Twitter live from 7pm. We want to hear your thoughts! #MemoryPitzhanger

Spot the difference? 👉⁣
⁣See the changes from this beautiful watercolour of Pitzhanger from a birds-eye perspective painted in 1832 by C.J Richardson compared to 2019! ⁣
📷 Photography by St George Plc @berkeley_group #ealingfilmworks ⁣
🖼 © Sir John Soane Museum

Today is the day of our Christmas Late! Come for carols, mulled cider, mince pies, stocking fillers and be the first to see #pitzhanger Manor adorned with Christmas decorations. Open till 8pm #ChristmasMagic #Christmastree #ChristmasIsComing #music

Tonight @Pitzhanger Late! @EalingChoralSoc Consort sings carols @ 7pm. Can't wait for this festive event in stunning surroundings!

Last chance to pick up this week’s @Countrylifemag ! Pitzhanger is named as 1 of the best 14 restorations of the decade alongside a 6 page spread on the house itself, written by John Goodall.

The @EalingChoralSoc Consort had such fun performing as part of the @Pitzhanger Xmas Late last night! It was such a delight to fill such a gorgeous building with song & festive cheer, and we had a marvelous time! We are really in a #Christmas mood now!

Delighted @Pitzhanger selected as 1 of 14 best restorations of the decade by @Countrylifemag alongside such fab projects & iconic buildings

Working up in John Soane’s bedroom @Pitzhanger overlooking his parkland - what a view to inspire on a Monday morning!