Dr Anne Samson is an independent historian specialised in the First World War in Africa. She grew up in South Africa where she obtained her BA Degree and relocated to London in 1996 where she completed her MA in Twentieth Century History and her PhD.
In 2014, Anne started a publishing company working in partnership with authors, TSL Publications. Alongside this, she undertakes research in both the UK and South Africa and promotes the role and significance of Africa in World War 1. She runs the Great War in Africa Association.
Hélène De Witte is a former merchandiser for high-end fashion and interiors brands Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Burberry. She retrained as a landscape and garden designer with the London College of Garden Design and qualified in 2014. She is currently living with her family in West London.
The Embassy was represented at the inauguration dinner last month in London of Countess Mountbatten of Burma as patron of the Countess Mountbatten Own Legion of Frontiersmen of the Commonwealth. The Frontiersmen were among the first Britons to go into battle against Germany in 1914 by joining the Belgian army.
The Embassy of Belgium in London is looking for a customer friendly full-time employee to join its consular team for a period of three months starting 1 October 2018.
He/She will mainly deal with matters related to visa applications and nationality files. Application deadline: 28 August 2018
Professor Bart De Strooper is a world-renowned researcher in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease who has focused on understanding the fundamental mechanisms that underlie these neurodegenerative disorders. He is the recipient of several prestigious prizes in recognition of his work. Since December 2016, Professor De Strooper is Director of the national UK Dementia Research Institute, based at the institute’s hub at University College London.
Following the German invasion and cease-fire in Belgium in May 1940, several Belgian Squadrons were stationed in France where they fought alongside the French. When France capitulated a month later, the Belgian military were instructed to return to occupied Belgium. However, several pilots refused to obey orders and escaped to the UK. Between the British Government and the Belgian Embassy in London it was agreed that all flying personnel would be integrated into the RAF. Consequently, 30 Belgian pilots participated in the Battle of Britain in September 1940 of whom 8 were killed.
The Embassy of Belgium in the UK has the honour to invite you to the first information session on EU citizens’ rights in the context of Brexit. It will take place on 21 June from 6:30pm until approximately 8pm at the Ambassador’s residence.
The Embassy of Belgium in London is looking for a customer friendly full-time employee to join its consular team and deal primarily with matters related to visa applications. The initial contract will run for 1 year as from mid-June and may be extended.
Kristien Carbonez is head of the London representative office of the law firm Liedekerke. Her specific areas of expertise are national and transnational intellectual property law and European Community law and regulatory issues. She is also responsible for the international relations of the firm in general and manages the firm’s international Country Desks. Kristien is a member of the Brussels and New York Bars and is a registered European lawyer with the English Law Society. She holds LL.M. degrees from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and Georgetown University, Washington D.C.