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Basil Stephen Talbot Eastwood (born 4 March 1944) is a former British Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic (from 1996 to 2000) and a former British Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation (2001 to 2004). He has held posts in Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Germany and Sudan (Head of Chancery, 1984).
In 1998 he co-founded Cecily's Fund, a charity that helps Zambian orphans by funding their education. He is currently the Chair of the charity's International Advisory Panel.
Basil Eastwood was educated at Eton College (from 1957 until 1962) and Merton College, Oxford, where he studied history, and, later, Arabic.