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19th April 2011

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by Greg Dorey


English and England

Yesterday afternoon I participated as Patron in the 2011 BBC Entertainment and English Speaking Union (ESU) Public Speaking Awards in Hungary. Along with the Ministry of National Resources and Magyar Telekom, the event was also supported by the British Council, Oxford University Press and the Robert Burns International Foundation. It’s the first time the BBC […]

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17th December 2010

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Public private partnerships

When the Lord Mayor of London visited Kyiv in September 2009 he drew attention to the immense expertise of British financial institutions in developing Public Private Partnership or PPP.  This is an arrangement where a private organisation assumes the risk of financing and building anything from a bridge to a hospital on the basis of […]

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30th August 2010 Ottawa, Canada

What is "Innovation"?

Have you ever asked yourself: “What is innovation?” Maybe not, but as a Science & “Innovation” officer, I ask myself that all the time!  So with this blog posting, I thought I’d give myself the excellent excuse to figure out just what we mean by Innovation, and also, what it means in Canada in particular. […]

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