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British Council Ireland and the British Embassy in Dublin were delighted to host an inaugural Ireland/UK Alumni Reception on 23 January 2024 in the British Ambassador's Residence in Glencairn, Co. Dublin.

The event was a networking reception to celebrate the rich and long-standing relationship between Ireland and the UK in higher education and showcase notable individuals in Ireland who completed an aspect of their higher education in the UK, across a range of sectors - including politics, science, arts and culture, media, academia and business. The event also launched the British Council’s ‘Alumni UK’ programme in Ireland. Speakers on the night included HMA Paul Johnston, Deputy CEO of British Council, Kate Ewart-Biggs, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, advocate and change maker, Bukky Adebowale, activist and playwright, Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh, and author, activist and broadcaster, Emma Dabiri.

You can view photos from the event here.

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