Brainfood in Boston: July Newsletter

We had a wonderful reception for Charlie Beckett. The international journalist, LSE lecturer and head of the new media  think-tank POLIS, made us his first stop when he arrived in Boston at the end of May. He gave a presentation on Networked Journalism to a rapt audience of alumni and local media, and we were able to fondle the rush release copies of his new book, "Super Media: Saving Journalism So It Can Save the World". The reception that followed was terrific, with lively conversation and lots of valuable interactions. Our host at the British Consulate was very pleased not only with the quality of the company (and the food) but also that he made a new contact that could prove very valuable. He was not alone in this experience, which again demonstrates the high quality of the alumni and friends involved in Chapter activities.

Our monthly Leadership Luncheons have already covered a wide span of topics, from accessible technologies and climate change to experiences with microfinance in South Africa and Afghanistan. One thing is certain: the conversation is never dull. And so far we have always arrived at a great idea that presents new opportunities for us and our friends and colleagues across New England - don't miss out on these great events.

Make sure you register online to get the best price for the luncheon.

We are working on two events in August, so are going to cancel the August luncheon. Details on the August events will follow soon. Contact if you are interested in sponsorship or volunteer opportunities for these and other upcoming events. Your ideas and experience are critical to our continued success.

As usual, Third Thursdays are the informal networking events held each month at the Times Irish Pub in Boston. All are welcome.

If you missed the discussion between George Soros and LSE Director Howard Davies on The New Paradignm for Financial Markets, you can catch it online.

Also over the summer, the Yale Center for British Art is featuring  a number of exhibits featuring the work of British artists, including England's First View of America, the work of Joseph Wright, and watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection. If you're interested in speaking Welsh, consider joining an informal group that meets at 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday in the Cambridge Common Pub (Massachusetts Ave). For more information contact Dr. Eirug Davies, telephone: 617.492.9838; e-mail:

Plan ahead for the 25th International Churchill Conference, here in Boston from 11-14 September. Churchill and Ireland is the theme of this year's meeting, held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.  Besides celebrating the 100th Wedding Anniversary of Winston and Clementine, a fascinating roster of speakers has been lined up. Click the links to download the conference brochure or read more about the Churchill Center.

 As always, contact with any questions, suggestions, and comments.



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