King St, Hammersmith, London W6 9LR, United Kingdom
Latymer Upper School where George Walden studied.
Jesus Ln, Cambridge CB5 8BL, United Kingdom
Jesus College where George Walden studied form 1959 to 1961.
The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong where George Walden studied from 1965 to 1967.
2 Avenue de l'Observatoire, 75006 Paris, France
École nationale d'administration where George Walden studied from 1973 to 1974.
The Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George that George Walden received in 1981.
(Who are today's dandies? Why do modern dandies hate suits...)
Who are today's dandies? Why do modern dandies hate suits and love attitude? Do dandies prefer ecstasy? Can women be dandies? Are you a dandy? When people began to take the Regency Dandy Beau Brummell seriously, modern fashion started. Now history has come full circle. Dandyism, once the preserve of male aristocrats can put on stle and be a modern George Brummell: rock stars, rappers, chat show hosts, film stars. But, writes George Walden in this scintillating essay, in these two hundred years it has not become any easier to be a genuine dandy. One only needs to read teh seminal essay on Brummell by Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, he argues, to understand what is happening in the world of style today.
George Walden attended Latymer Upper School from 1952 to 1959. He studied at Jesus College from 1959 to 1961. Walden had postgraduate studies at Moscow University and studied Chinese at the University of Hong Kong. He also spent a year at the École Nationale d'administration and a year at Harvard.
George Walden started his career as a Researcher at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1962. He held this post until 1965 and in 1967 he became the Second Secretary at Office of the British Chargé d'Affaires in Beijing. Walden served as the First Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1970 to 1973. In 1974 he became the First Secretary at Embassy of the United Kingdom in Paris and held this post until 1978. Walden also served as a Principal Private Secretary to Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary from 1978 to 1981 and as a Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Education and Science from 1984 to 1985. In 1985, he took up a post of Minister for Higher Education and left it in 1987.
George Walden published his first book The Shoeblack and the Sovereign: Reflections on Ethics and Foreign Policy in 1988. Later he wrote such books as We Should Know Better: Solving the Education Crisis, Lucky George: Memoirs of an Anti-Politician and The New Elite. His latest book China: A Wolf in the World? was published in 2011. Walden also worked as a journalist for the Evening Standard from 1991 to 2002. Now he writes for various papers as a guest columnist.
(Who are today's dandies? Why do modern dandies hate suits...)2002
George Walden was elected as the Member of Parliament for Buckingham at the 1983 general election. He served as Minister for Higher Education from 1985 to 1987. Walden was re-elected in 1987 and 1992. He retired from parliament after the 1997 general election.
George Walden married Sarah Hunt in 1970. The marriage produced three children.