Chevening events

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20 April 2018
With one in five UK businesses now having a ‘social purpose’, the UK has become a world leader in social enterprise. Held in collaboration with Goldsmiths, at this event we’ll hear from social entrepreneurs about their innovative solutions to some of the biggest issues we face today. Learn more about this forward-thinking sector which is outperforming mainstream small and medium-sized companies when it comes to turnover growth, innovation, business optimism, start-up rates, and diversity in leadership. Read more
23 April 2018
Join us on a tour of the Houses of Parliament for your chance to walk through the Commons Chamber, and to find out how Parliament works. Following this we will see London from a different angle: taking a boat down the River Thames before hearing more about the Vote100 campaign and the women’s suffrage movement. Cost: £10Ticketing system: ballotRegistration for tickets: From 10:00 on Wednesday, 28 March for 48 hoursEventbrite password: see March Scholargram Read more
26 April 2018
Cornwall may not be a devolved nation, but its history, culture, language, and landscape all set it apart from the rest of the UK. Join us for a two-day adventure during which we will explore sustainability and identity in this unique region. Cost: £33Eventbrite password: see March ScholargramRegistration opens: Thursday, 1 March at 10:00 (for 48 hours)Ticketing system: ballot Read more
27 April 2018
Climate change, pollution, depletion of natural resources, and the destruction of ecosystems threaten the wellbeing and livelihood of millions of people. Our workshop is run by academics and Grantham Scholars from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. We will explore the range of actions needed to address the global challenges facing us today, and debate who is responsible for taking these actions. Read more
30 April 2018
This outdoorsy volunteering opportunity is a collaboration with The Conservation Volunteers, a charity that helps to build healthier and happier communities all around the country. The Sternberg Jewish Primary School, Cultural and Rabbinic Student Study Centre is a designated national heritage site due to the 16th century moat within its grounds. The moat forms an important glade in the woodland and in the summer has a wide variety of grasses and wildflowers. Read more
04 May 2018
Ever wondered how the iconic British brand Marks & Spencer started? M&S has humble beginnings as a penny bazaar in Leeds. Representing the best of British entrepreneurship, you will get the opportunity to visit the M&S company archive at the University of Leeds. Learn more about the company's exciting history through a guided exhibition, a behind-the-scenes tour of the archive, and a self-guided tour of Leeds where you can visit the original penny bazaar. Read more
05 May 2018
Help protect boundary walls by volunteering your time for the Peak District National Park Authority, co-organised by a Chevening Alumna. Dry stone walls are an important feature on this traditional landscape in the Peak District; they are not only enormously important for the management of livestock, but also contribute greatly to the character of the landscape. These features provide valuable shelter, a habitat for wildlife, and have historical importance as they reveal the manner and sequence in which the land was divided over the centuries. Read more
08 May 2018
Bletchley Park was once the top-secret home of British codebreakers who played a vital role in World War Two. Join us at this site of historical significance as we attempt a codebreaking challenge, see a real Enigma machine in action, enjoy a guided tour, and learn about how the work done by Alan Turing and his colleagues is still relevant in our modern world. Read more
11 May 2018
Explore a real coal mine and be prepared to be lowered 90 metres down the Big Pit mineshaft with a real miner for the museum's famous underground tour. Learn about Britain’s industrial heritage in the museum's mining galleries, and round off your day by hearing about the issue of sustainability from an academic. Read more
13 May 2018
UK charity Penny Brohn needs your help! Come out and cheer for the runners at the charity's annual 10k race in Bristol. Cost: freeTicketing: ballotRegistration for tickets: from 10:00 on Tuesday, 3 April for 48 hoursEventbrite password: in April Scholargram Read more