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Did you see The Imitation Game?

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If you didn’t, I’d thoroughly recommend it. It’s a dramatisation of Alan Turing and others’ work, capturing the herculean task that the code breakers of Bletchley Park undertook to help our war effort. Historians estimate that the code breakers shortened the war by two years and saved thousands of lives… Read more »Did you see The Imitation Game?

GREAT is FORM1DABLE

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To mark Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix from 4-8 June in Montreal our Consulate-General held its first ever series of GREAT Britain events. The results were……Formidable (best repeated with a French accent)… Read more »GREAT is FORM1DABLE

Fighting a ‘quiet crisis’

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Dementia is a top priority for the UK and Canada. Today, more than 40 million people worldwide are living with dementia and, with ageing populations this number is set to double every 20 years. The economic costs of this are astonishing, with US$604 B spent in 2010 alone (of which  approximately 70 per cent was spent in Western Europe and North America). To respond to this urgent issue, the UK … Read more »Fighting a ‘quiet crisis’

Escaping the Ottawa Bubble

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When I arrived in Canada nearly 3 years ago, one of the best pieces of advice I had was to get out of Ottawa to experience the diversity of culture, politics and geography of this incredible country. This was great advice, and I’ve tried to follow it, travelling as much as my budget (and family commitments!) allow… Read more »Escaping the Ottawa Bubble