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Inspirational Master Classes in Bread Baking

Traditional bread baking is becoming increasingly popular in London. There is a growing number of bakeries and cafés that serve homemade sourdough bread and several of them are Swedish. Some say it is very easy to make sourdough bread, but if you want the perfect bread it is always good to seek guidance from true experts.

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The Linnaean Legacy – a Passion for Order

Learning more about Carl Linnaeus is always a fascinating experience especially when it happens at the Linnean Society in London. There are few people throughout history that have had such an impact on natural sciences as Linnaeus.

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Foto: Åsa Westerlund

Foto: Åsa Westerlund
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Lucia diplomacy at FCO and City Hall

Lucia is very much a favourite tradition in Sweden. The candlelit Lucia procession on 13 December is perhaps one of the more exotic-looking Swedish customs, with girls and boys clad in white full-length gowns singing songs together.

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Schama on Rembrandt

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of hosting a private view of “Rembrandt – The Late works” – together with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden – and with the kind permission of the trustees and Director of The National Gallery.

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Professor John O'Keefe visited the residence last week, along with several of the other British Nobel laureates from previous years.

Professor John O'Keefe visited the residence last week, along with a few of the other British Nobel laureates from previous years.
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British Nobel Prize in Medicine 2014

In 1895 Alfred Nobel specified that the bulk of his fortune should be divided into five parts to be used for Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace to “those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.”

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Photo:  White arkitekter and Ghilardi+Hellsten

Photo: White arkitekter and Ghilardi+Hellsten
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City of Kiruna relocated to the east

In 2013, the Swedish firm White Arkitekter won an international competition for the relocation of Kiruna – an Arctic town in the very north of Sweden. Kiruna 4-ever is a unique project and involves every citizen of Kiruna who is affected by the move. This is a project where a systems approach has been taken to its extreme.

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Photo: Lola Akinmade Åkerström/imagebank.sweden.se

Photo: Lola Akinmade Åkerström/imagebank.sweden.se
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Arctic in the House of Lords

Today I gave evidence in the Select Committee on the Arctic in the House of Lords together with the Finnish Ambassador Pekka Huhtaniemi and Mr Alan Kessel, Deputy High Commissioner for Canada.

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Foto: Karin Nylund/Regeringskansliet

Foto: Karin Nylund/Regeringskansliet
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Wallström received Foreign Secretary Philip Hammmond in Stockholm

Last week the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström received her British counterpart Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

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Daniel Mattioli - www.danielmattioli.com
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The Swedish Christmas Fair in London

There is something special about Christmas fairs and there is something very special about the Swedish Christmas fair in London. It is one of the best!

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Photo:  Fredric Alm

Photo: Fredric Alm
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LKAB CEO at Industrial Forum

Lars-Eric Aaro, President and CEO at LKAB was the keynote speaker at yesterday’s Industrial Forum. LKAB is a Swedish state owned high-tech international minerals group and world leading producer of processed iron ore products for steelmaking. The company produces 90% of all iron ore in the European Union and is a major factor in Swedish exports. We got a really…

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