The JAS Annual Lecture took place on Tuesday 15 November 2016 at the US Embassy. Former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg MP, delivered a passionate and inspiring address to a full-house in the Embassy auditorium.
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I am delighted to support the John Adams Society. I have had the privilege of speaking to the Society twice, and meeting many of its members. So I have seen at first-hand their passion, energy and enthusiasm for the Special Relationship.They radiate ideas and committment; we are lucky to have them; and I am proud to consider myself a friend of the Society.
In my position as British Ambassador to the United States, I see every day the value of bodies ...Continue Reading →
JAS Member Nick Way received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for services to the conservation of the UK’s Architectural Heritage.
Commenting on the honour, Nick said, “I was amazed, but thrilled, to be awarded this honour. It is a recognition for the work of the Historic Houses Association (HHA) and also for the Heritage Alliance, which represents and supports 100 heritage organisations in England, and with which I was involved for ten years. I stepped down from my role as Director ...Continue Reading →
The French Fulbright Alumni Association, with the support of the US Embassy in France, the Franco-American Fulbright Commission, the Youth Ambassadors Alumni Association, and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), would like to invite all U.S. government-exchange alumni to an international Fulbright conference in Paris on the weekend of November 19-21, 2015.
Join Fulbright alumni, U.S. government-exchange alumni and European Network of American Alumni Associations members at the hotel de Talleyrand in Paris to discuss the impact of climate ...Continue Reading →
JAS committee member Taryn Khanam, is to be awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to diversity in government and the Bengali community in East London.
Taryn, CEO of BritBangla, an association that gives second and third generation Bengali professionals a platform to reflect their views and aspirations, was completely shocked to hear the news.
She said: “It was a lovely surprise to receive a letter form from the Prime Minister’s office. This is a huge honour to be recognised for ...Continue Reading →
More than 150 John Adams Society members, families and friends joined US Embassy colleagues on a trip to the home of the codebreaking, Bletchley Park.
The trip, which was hailed a tremendous success, was organised by JAS at the invitation of Sir Dermot Turing, who welcomed the crowd at the start of the day and spoke about the history of the site, and the vital work that was done there to break the German codes and shorten the war. Unbeknown to ...Continue Reading →
As we rush around London from day to day it’s easy to miss the history on every street corner – the plaques, the statues, the details high above our heads. So on Saturday 31 January, JAS teamed up with Blue Badge guide Simon Rodway to retrace the route of President Wilson’s historic 1918 carriage ride. Wilson, who had arrived in London on 27 December, was treated to a hero’s welcome as thousands lined the streets of his route from the ...Continue Reading →
Ten years ago, young emerging European leaders from across the continent crossed the Atlantic to participate in the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a professional exchange program designed to foster lasting relationships and strengthen U.S. engagement around the world. A decade later, these influential European leaders now have among their ranks Members of Parliament, editors-in-chiefs of leading newspapers, and high-ranking policy advisors. And still, they find time each year to come together to build upon the ...
JAS members and guests braved the rain on the August Bank Holiday weekend to participate in a walking tour of the Thames, led by Blue Badge Guide Simon Rodway of Silver Cane Tours. The walk from Canary Wharf to the Tower of London explored the history of London’s old docks and even turned up a group of pirates, who were happy to pose for a ...Continue Reading →