Gates scholars attend New York reception

  • May 13, 2011
Gates scholars attend New York reception

The British Consulate General organised the reception and trip to Broadway play Arcadia.

Twelve Gates scholars attended a reception hosted by the British Consulate General in New York in early May, followed by a visit to see the Tony-nominated Broadway play Arcadia.

Gates scholars were among a group of scholars and alumni from the New York area, including Marshall and Fulbright scholars, who attended the event on 3 May. The event aimed to give the scholars the opportunity to network and meet fellow scholars in the New York area.  

Arcadia, written by British playwright Tom Stoppard, looks at the discourse of knowledge and focuses on the relationship between the past and present.  It first opened in London at the Royal National Theatre in 1993.  

After the play, scholars had the chance to talk to the cast.

Deputy Consul-General Dominic Meiklejohn said: “The UK is the perennial top choice for Americans studying abroad, and more UK students choose the United States than any other overseas destination.  The Marshall, Gates and Fulbright scholarships play an important role in this exchange.  I am pleased that so many alumni were able to join us for tonight’s performance of Arcadia to showcase a fantastic British play, the day after the Tony nominations included a range of British talent and productions.”

 

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