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On Her Majesty's Service - in a new way
  • calender icon August 25, 2015

  • user icon Matthew Teller, BBC News

The outgoing British ambassador to Lebanon hates the image of diplomats as stuck-up champagne-drinking mandarins, and goes out of his way to prove ...

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How to step down as an ambassador – with style
  • calender icon August 13, 2015

  • user icon Christopher Meyer, The Telegraph

That sound you hear is the massed ranks of long-departed British ambassadors turning in their graves. Some of us, alive but retired, have had to re ...

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This should be an extraordinary decade of diplomacy
  • calender icon March 4, 2021

  • user icon Tom Fletcher's response to Tristen Naylor’s LSE Festival 2021 Short

As we begin to contemplate life after lockdowns, what have we learnt about diplomacy?   Firstly, the structures may change but the sub ...

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Bodleian Bangers: Tom Fletcher
  • calender icon March 3, 2021

  • user icon Cherwell, Oxford University's independent student newspaper

In the third instalment of Music’s section where we find out the soundtrack to the lives of Oxford dons, Matthew Prudham speaks to Tom Fletch ...

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Hertford College’s New Principal
  • calender icon January 20, 2021

  • user icon Richard Lofthouse

At 45 the youngest current head of an Oxford college and certainly the youngest ever at Hertford College, Tom Fletcher (Hertford, 1994) jokes that ...

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Andreas Schleicher and Tom Fletcher on the “whole-society” education conversation this moment needs
  • calender icon September 16, 2020

  • user icon Amelia Peterson, Big Change

This Autumn, as part of the “New Education Story” insight series from Big Change, I was fortunate to convene a conversation between And ...

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Can the international system be fixed?
  • calender icon July 24, 2020

  • user icon Medha Basu and Kankon Sen, GovInsider

Former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld famously said that: “The United Nations has been created not to take us to heaven, but to s ...