Blogs by Jenny Nicholson

Jenny Nicholson

Jenny Nicholson

Jenny Nicholson is Deputy Director, Funding and Events, with responsibility for the overall administration of the office and the organization of  events. She is also Company Secretary and Secretary of the Associate membership scheme.

Europe or Bust? My recollections of the 1975 referendum

01 June 2016 - EU Referendum

In 1975 I was involved in a non-political campaign to underline the “exciting advantages of the Britain’s continuing EEC membership”.  People for Europe appealed to those “unlikely to be inspired or impressed by politicians”.  “It will involve all kinds of other people – many of them famous, lots of them ...

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My Myanmar Days

12 February 2016 - Culture

Deputy Director, Jenny Nicholson, reports on a recent trip to Myanmar.Will Aung San Suu Kyi become President? That is the question on everyone’s mind. Aung San Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency as she has foreign children. Negotiations are taking place with the Chief of Staff for the change ...

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Memories of Lady Thatcher

19 April 2013 - Politics

CPS Deputy Director Jenny Nicholson writes about attending Lady Thatcher's funeral and her memories of meeting the former Prime Minister. An old friend reminded me of the first time I had met Lady Thatcher.  We were working for a firm of publishers and to supplement our income we washed up at ...

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A letter from Tanzania

29 March 2012 - Foreign Policy

In Tanzania education is a privilege. Children walk miles through the bush to attend school and discipline is automatic.  No cheeking of teachers and no knives.  I saw class loads of school children in ordered lines at a giraffe farm. The girls were in pink uniform with beautifully plaited hair ...

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Family Ties

10 November 2011 - General

At a time when we are hearing about war memorials being vandalised, a war memorial which was commissioned by my great-grandfather Sir Arthur Nicholson has been restored and will reopen this Remembrance Sunday in Leek in Staffordshire.  My cousin and I have been invited to lay a wreath and we ...

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