Embassy Events 2015
The ‘Why’ keeps Silicon Valley’s ‘accidental entrepreneur’ anchored
11 August 2015
As Britain gathered to #WalkTogether in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun convened a cohort of leading young entrepreneurs in the UK to a morning discussion.
In the splendor of the Winfield House Gold Room, Ambassador Barzun quipped that the alliance of youthful disrupters, innovators and founders had gathered to a morning session of therapy. Serendipitously, as special guest speaker Julie Hanna (U.S. Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) and Executive-Chair, Kiva) took to the floor,what unfolded was an unexpected, open and cathartic tête-à-tête on the personal, emotional and occasional loneliness that shadows the meandering journey of the entrepreneur.
Full post on our Special Relationship Magazine.
Young Leaders UK (YLUK)
16 June 2015
U.S. Ambassador Barzun invites you to join his new initiative connecting Britain’s rising leaders (ages 18-30) with the American people, with the United States, and with one another. Together we will work to spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across the globe. YLUK participants will be invited to:
• Participate in conference calls with Embassy leaders on current issues
• Presentations by high-level U.S. officials and selected American visitors
• U.S. Embassy events and Winfield House receptions
Interested in studying at a U.S. university? Come to USA College Day!
16 June 2015
#USACollegeDay - the largest U.S. university fair in the UK is on 25-26 September in London.
If you are considering undergraduate study in the US, USA College Day is not to be missed!
At College Day you will have the opportunity to speak with over 180 exhibitors representing universities in the US and educational service providers. College Day is the largest American university fair in the UK.
Date: Friday, 25 September & Saturday, 26 September 2015
Registration opens in August 2015
Cost: FREE if you register in advance
Full details and how to register are on the Fulbright Commission website.
V-E Day70 - An interview with former Turing Bombe Operator Ruth Bourne
08 May 2015
For VE-Day70, a former Turing Bombe operator, Ruth Bourne, takes us on a fascinating look behind the scenes at Bletchley Park: