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4th April 2016 USA

Patricia Gruver

by Patricia Gruver

Science & Innovation Officer

Why So Serious? Brits play serious games with US researchers to improve health outcomes

By Science and Innovation Officer Patricia Gruver and Head of Science and Innovation Washington Catharine Young  Imagine a child playing video games for hours on end with their parents’ full awareness and support. Sound like poor parenting? Not if the child is playing serious games. What is a serious game, you may ask? A serious game is […]

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2nd November 2015 USA

Priya Guha

British Consul General to San Francisco

Having It All

Identity is complicated. As a British-Indian representing the UK overseas I had spent more time spelling my name than talking about gender.   But that changed in 2011 when I became the first female British Consul General to San Francisco. A year later, I had the privilege of joining some of the brightest young Americans at […]

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26th October 2015 Washington DC, USA

Patrick Davies

by Patrick Davies

Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Washington

Leaning In To Gender Equality

The UK has a long history of women who have broken barriers and blazed trails for the next generation. From Her Majesty the Queen to Emmeline Pankhurst. From Margaret Thatcher to Anita Roddick. This list goes on. This week is the beginning of a world-wide effort by the UK Foreign Office to mark the contributions […]

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17th July 2014 Washington DC, USA

Amy English

by Amy English

Congressional Liaison for the Foreign and Security Policy Group

Our NATO: Looking back but moving forward

Yesterday marked 50 days to go until we host the NATO Wales Summit. In Parliament, the UK Minister’s for Europe, David Lidington, addressed Parliament on preparations ahead of the Summit, which will be the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in the UK. Over 24,000 room nights have been reserved in over […]

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27th June 2014 Houston, USA

Fútbol brings the UK and Hispanic America closer

I will start off by saying that I am obsessed with the World Cup. OBSESSED. Every four years, nothing matters more than making sure I am able to watch important World Cup matches. I grew up watching the tournament back when most Americans had no clue that it existed. My family emigrated from Mexico to […]

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27th May 2014 Washington DC, USA

Maeve Atkins

by Maeve Atkins

Communications Officer

EU Day: Invitation Received

A nice aspect of my job is that I rarely find myself at the Embassy on a weekend, but earlier this month I happened to spend the better part of a Saturday volunteering my time. It was a special occasion: on 10 May, EU embassies throughout Washington opened their doors for the EU’s Annual Open […]

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9th May 2014 London, UK

Jonathan Allen

by Jonathan Allen

Former Ambassador to Bulgaria

South Africa’s politics and prosperity at a pivotal moment

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As South Africans prepared to go to the polls Wednesday in the Republic’s fifth democratic national election since its first in 1994, I sat here in Chicago – 9,000 miles away and seven hours behind – keeping up with the news over a cup of tea and a heap of quickly-disappearing buttermilk rusks, South Africa’s crunchy pastry perfect […]

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19th March 2014 Washington DC, USA

Maeve Atkins

by Maeve Atkins

Communications Officer

Science: Why it matters to everyone

You could say that science runs in my family. Later this year, after several years of studying the effects of influenza, my older brother will earn his Doctorate in virology. My younger sister studies food science and will soon be a registered dietitian. However, the subject was never my calling. But as a member of […]

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31st January 2014 Washington DC, USA

James Barbour

by James Barbour

Press Secretary and Head of Communications

A whole new world

The following is a guest post by Dean Churm, British Consul and Consular Regional Operations Manager for the eastern and southern United States. The British Vice-Consulate in Orlando first opened its doors in 1994 following the growth in charter holiday packages to the Disney area (or the House of the Mouse as it is sometimes known locally). Over […]

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26th November 2013 Washington DC, USA

Amy English

by Amy English

Congressional Liaison for the Foreign and Security Policy Group

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For me, the transatlantic relationship is personal. 16 years ago on Sunday, my family and I (and our dog Matty) emigrated from Huntingdon, near Cambridge, to Chico, California. Of course, there are more extreme contrasts than the UK and California, but as a twelve year-old, everything was so different. When we moved in November 1997, […]

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UK in USA is a blog about the work of the British Embassy in Washington and our Consulates throughout the United States. Our bloggers come from various backgrounds.

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