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Nine years ago Ellen MacArthur broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe. Both through her sailing and through the Ellen MacArthur Cancer trust, she has encouraged young people to regain their confidence when recovering from cancer and other serious illnesses.
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The rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus shows that we are at a galvanic moment if we are to stop this unprecedented outbreak. This is a very aggressive virus and the first outbreak of its kind that has grown to become a global emergency.
Sadler's Wells Theatre - Royal Swedish Ballet - Mats Ek’s Juliet & Romeo - Photo: Gert Weigelt
Yesterday I had the opportunity to see Swedish dance at its best as Mats Ek’s widely acclaimed Juliet & Romeo was performed at Sadler’s Wells in London. It was an outstanding performance by the Royal Swedish Ballet. The choreography was breathtaking and the dancers were magic.
The summer in Sweden was magnificent with tropic temperatures at times. During one of my last days in Sweden I travelled from Strömstad to Gothenburg and the scenery along the West coast is really stunning. It is easy to see why CNN is raving about Bohuslän.
Every year Swedish Heads of Missions spend a week in Sweden to get extensive briefings on politics, economics and trade. This year the meeting started off in Gothenburg where we had the opportunity to meet the Governor of Västra Götaland County Lars Bäckström.
During the weekend I attended the Ditchley Foundation 50th Annual Lecture. The lecture was delivered by the great intellectual Professor Michael Ignatieff who spoke on the theme: “The post-Ukraine world order.” This was a lecture that really made you think about thinking.
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