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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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UNGA 2019 comes when co-operation and consensus are at their weakest points
  • calender icon September 22, 2019

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

The United Nations needs to rise to the challenges posed by technology and speak to a younger generation.   This week the global forei ...

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Disrupting the Classroom
  • calender icon September 1, 2019

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, Yalla Magazine - Autumn 2019 Edition

When I was a pupil, disruption was not something that schools encouraged. To be a ‘disruptive student’ was a fast track to a detention ...

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Blowing out the candles on our 35th birthday
  • calender icon July 15, 2019

  • user icon Chevening News

We celebrated being a little bit older and wiser at our annual Farewell event for departing Chevening Scholars at Alexandra Palace last week. 1,800 ...

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The Kim Darroch debacle shows that we need our diplomats to be honest more than ever before
  • calender icon July 13, 2019

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

This has been a bleak week for those who believe in diplomacy, a troubling week for those who want the strongest possible transatlantic relations, ...

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Importance of character education and global learning in the 21st century education 
  • calender icon July 1, 2019

  • user icon Tom Fletcher interview, Yalla Magazine Abu Dhabi

Yalla caught up with Tom to discuss the value of a global education and its implications.   What led you into the foreign service? ...