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27th April 2016 London, UK

Alex Ellis

Ambassador to Brazil

Ready, set, Rio! The race is on!

Today we mark 100 days to the start of the 2016 Olympics games in Rio. It’s also the first of a series of blogs which I and colleagues will write as we prepare for the Games. To celebrate the milestone, we have created a video with some Olympic and Paralympic stars, providing British nationals travelling […]

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6th November 2014 Brasilia, Brazil

From soft power to hard action – the Chevening network

As this year’s application window for Chevening scholarships moves into its final stretch (applications close on 15th November) it seems an appropriate moment to bring Chevening back into Speaker’s Corner and focus on what makes this scholarship programme such a unique tool for the work we are trying to accomplish here in Brazil. Chevening is […]

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22nd July 2013

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by Nigel Baker

Ambassador to the Holy See (2011-2016)

The Phenomenon of World Youth Day

Denver, Manila, Paris, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Sydney, Czestochowa, Toronto, Cologne, Rome, Santiago de Compostela. What unites all these cities is the experience of hosting World Youth Day (WYD, GMG, JMJ), one of the most spectacular global events in the Christian calendar. Inaugurated by Pope John Paul II in 1985, this sometimes biennial, sometimes triennial festival […]

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12th December 2012 Washington DC, USA

Maeve Atkins

by Maeve Atkins

Communications Officer

From London to Rio

As the American daughter of a Northern Irishwoman working at the British Embassy, I didn’t find it easy to decide whom to cheer for during the London Olympics and Paralympics. But I had no difficulty in cheering on the Games themselves. I started working at the Embassy in July, weeks before the exciting London 2012 […]

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