The following is a guest blog post from Suzanne Austin, Deputy Director for Research Councils UK team in the US. I wanted to start this blog post with a joke. You know the one where there’s a historian, biologist and computer scientist in a … Read more »Shared Horizons – Is it cutting-edge science when you can’t find a joke about it on the web?
Washington DC, US
9 May 2013
Science & Innovation Network, USA
Talk about feeling energised. As I fly back to New York from Houston, blogging about my time there is a good way to reflect on what I’ve just witnessed. Offshore Technology Conference is the largest energy conference on the planet with over … Read more »24 hours at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston – Britain has the power!
New York, USA
8 May 2013
British Consulate General New York
Welcome to Miami! There aren’t many other US cities I could see myself living in. I was fortunate to land my job here in DC, New York would have been great – in my twenties, Chicago and Boston are too cold for me and although I love the West … Read more »Bienvenido a Miami!
30 April 2013
The UK government in the United States
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What took place on Friday 17th May, had over 12,000 participants, seventy pit stops, offered free t-shirts and goody bags along the way as well as ‘commuter convoys”, yet was totally free? Answer: ‘Bike-to-Work Day’, Washington DC style. Embracing the life style on offer on the east coast of the USA, many staff from the British Embassy in … Read more »On yer left!
According to the WHO, worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. There are so many stories in the media right now related to this epidemic, many of which are causing an uproar, from New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, recently announcing a proposed ban on the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16oz in the city, to airlines like … Read more »United Against Obesity
Last week I went to Columbus to talk to representatives of the 50,000 or so Somali diaspora community living in Ohio. It was hosted at a community learning centre set up to help Somali youths succeed in school. It seems to be working as I was told growing numbers are going to university. I set out our priorities for the Somalia Conference on 7 … Read more »Talking Somalia in Mogadishu, London and… Columbus, Ohio
Can you name a living scientist? If you are reading this ‘Partners in Science’ blog, it is likely you can. Unfortunately, a ‘Research! America’ survey conducted in 2011 says that only 34 per cent of Americans can actually name a living scientist. As someone who works everyday with scientists who are doing some truly revolutionary … Read more »Out of the Lab and into the Living Room
Today, I dressed up in black and white in solidarity with my dearest feathered, slithery and loud-mouthed friends, Penguins. Today is World Penguin day (no offense taken if you were not informed), celebrating the many millions of happy-feet who accumulate impressive mileage swimming around the coldest parts of the southern hemisphere. I became a … Read more »Celebrating Happy Feet
It is fitting that St. George’s Day, England’s national day, should coincide with the birthday of William Shakespeare, Britain’s greatest cultural icon. Despite his surviving works’ totalling fewer than a million words – making the whole kit and caboodle only three-quarters the length of Proust’s tome – they are the pillars of the … Read more »Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Life-changing technologies like the automobile, personal computer, and even electric lighting all once faced the same challenges of public perception now faced by clean technology. Following their inception, these were written off as “novelties”, or “luxuries for the wealthy”, before they went on to take the world by storm. Cleantech is … Read more »The Leading Lights of Midwest Cleantech
The history of the UK and the US is one of closeness and familiarity. From Britain, America got the very foundations of its culture: its language, its legal system and “So You Think You Can Dance.” We’re also each other’s strongest allies. But as in any good relationship, there’s still a little mystery. For an American – this American, … Read more »Cricket ‘Explained’