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08 April 2015
On Tuesday 7 April, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Afghanistan team invited Afghan Chevening scholars to spend the afternoon at the FCO in Westminster. The scholars went on an exclusive tour of the historic building and attended a round table discussion with key members of the Afghanistan Unit and FCO research analysts. The group was also joined by Victoria Schofield, a lecturer in South Asia studies at King’s College London. Read more
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24 March 2015
A group of Chevening Scholars stepped back in time as they visited Bletchley Park, home to the British codebreakers of World War Two.  Bletchley was famously the location where Alan Turing cracked the Enigma code, helping to defeat Hitler's Germany as Britain and its allies won the war. It is now a visitor centre, and most recently was used in the film depiction of Turing's story - The Imitation Game. Chevening Social Media Ambassador Radhika Bhatnagar, tells the story of their visit: Read more
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23 March 2015
Last week, almost 50 Pakistani Chevening and Commonwealth Scholars were welcomed to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for an evening reception hosted by Mr Tobias Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East at the Foreign Office. H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas High Commissioner also attended the event on Mr Ellwood's invitation. Mr Ellwood opened the reception with a speech highlighting the importance of scholarships and their positive role in the UK-Pakistan bilateral relationship. He also said: Read more
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02 March 2015
14 Chevening Scholars from across the UK were recently treated to full attendance at the Global Law Summit in London. The summit started early for three of them as they had the honour of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, and continued with three days of talks, exhibitions, and panels. Chevening Scholar Sandra Tsui shares her experience of the event: Read more
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23 February 2015
30 scholars attended the first Chevening Topical Talk of 2015 in which Andrew Honeyman, Head of Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, demonstrated how the London 2012 Olympic Games were delivering on the legacy pledges that formed a crucial part of the winning bid. Read more
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04 February 2015
More than 80 scholars travelled to Edinburgh for the inaugural Chevening Burns Night celebration. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, the scholars were treated to a fun evening of traditional Scottish poems and dancing at what is commonly known as a ceilidh, to celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns. The scholars were also able to sample haggis, one of the most famous Scottish delicacies. Danilo de Toledo Soares, a Chevening Scholar from Brazil, tells the story: Read more
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04 December 2014
16 Chevening Scholars based at Scottish universities were recently treated to a unique visit to the Scottish Parliament and Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event, organised by programme officer Gabriela Gavrila, was just one of a number of enrichment activities that will be put on by Chevening throughout the year. Mexican scholar Mariana Espinosa tells the tale: Read more
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01 December 2014
More than 40 scholars from around the UK met in London on 26 November for the first of this year’s Chevening Topical Talks. Topical Talks are Chevening’s annual lecture series which allow scholars unique access to experts in different fields of work in the UK. Each talk features a panel of speakers, and scholars are encouraged to ask questions on the talks. Wednesday’s talk was at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, in Westminister, London, with the talk centred on the UK economy and immigration. Read more
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05 November 2014
The third edition of the annual ‘Chevening TALKS’ took place at the British residence earlier this week. Chevening Scholars and other leaders attending the event, listened to Alberto Crescenti, director of SAME (Emergency Service of Buenos Aires City), Carlos Guyot, deputy editor of newspaper La Nación, and Alec Oxenford, internet entrepreneur and founder of OLX.com who explored different perspectives of leadership from a variety of sectors. Read more
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28 October 2014
After the major success that #MyCheveningJourney has been, we’ve decided to keep it going and are now launching the Tea at No. 10 photo competition. Read more
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