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Al-Qaeda (القاعدة,, translation: "The Base", "The Foundation" or "The Fundament" and alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qæda and sometimes al-Qa'ida) is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988.
L'Alliance Française (French Alliance), or AF, is an international organization that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.
Athens (Αθήνα, Athína; Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
Bogyoke (Major General) Aung San (13 February 1915 – 19 July 1947) served as the 5th Premier of the British Crown Colony of Burma from 1946 to 1947.
Aung San Suu Kyi (born 19 June 1945) is a Burmese politician, diplomat, and author, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1991).
BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company.
Baghdad (بغداد) is the capital of Iraq.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
Beirut (بيروت, Beyrouth) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon.
Belshazzar's Feast is a cantata by the English composer William Walton.
Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.
Brigadier Bernard Edward Fergusson, Baron Ballantrae, (6 May 1911 – 28 November 1980) was a British Army officer, a military historian and the last British-born Governor-General of New Zealand.
Bhopal is the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Bhopal district and Bhopal division.
Bologna (Bulåggna; Bononia) is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy.
BP plc (stylised as bp), formerly British Petroleum, is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.
The British Council in Algeria (المجلس الثقافي البريطاني في الجزائر) is a British organisation specialising in cultural and educational opportunities in Algeria.
The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest national library in the world by number of items catalogued.
British Study Centres School of English is a group of English language schools consisting of four adult language schools and three junior centres in the UK.
Bucharest (București) is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre.
Cairo (القاهرة) is the capital of Egypt.
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.
Charles Arnold-Baker, OBE (born Wolfgang Charles Werner von Blumenthal; 25 June 1918 — 6 June 2009) was an English member of MI6, barrister (called 1948) and historian.
China Daily is an English-language daily newspaper published in the People's Republic of China.
Sir Ciarán Gearoid Devane (born 25 October 1962) is the Chief Executive of the British Council (appointed January 2015).
The Companion to British History is a single-volume encyclopaedic reference work "bigger than a foundation stone, longer than the Bible" (Daily Telegraph) written by Charles Arnold-Baker and in 1966 edited by his son Henry von Blumenthal, who, as proprietor of Longcross Press, published the first and third editions.
Cultural diplomacy a type of public diplomacy and soft power that includes the "exchange of ideas, information, art, language and other aspects of culture among nations and their peoples in order to foster mutual understanding".
The culture of the United Kingdom is influenced by the UK's history as a developed state, a liberal democracy and a great power; its predominantly Christian religious life; and its composition of four countries—England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland—each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism.
The Dante Alighieri Society (Società Dante Alighieri) is a society that promotes Italian culture and language around the world.
Darī (دری) or Dari Persian (فارسی دری Fārsī-ye Darī) or synonymously Farsi (فارسی Fārsī) is the variety of the Persian language spoken in Afghanistan.
Sir David Victor Kelly (14 September 1891 – 27 March 1959) was a British diplomat who was Minister to Switzerland and Ambassador to Argentina, Turkey and the Soviet Union.
Sir David Alexander Orr MC* (10 May 1922 in Dalkey, County Dublin – 2 February 2008) was an Anglo-Irish businessman, philanthropist and World War II veteran.
Dunkirk (Dunkerque; Duinkerke(n)) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.
East Jerusalem or Eastern Jerusalem is the sector of Jerusalem that was occupied by Jordan in 1948 and had remained out of the Israeli-held West Jerusalem at the end of the 1948–49 Arab–Israeli War and has been occupied by Israel since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.
The Education & Skills Select Committee was a Committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Edward Ettingdene Bridges, 1st Baron Bridges, (4 August 1892 – 27 August 1969) was a British civil servant.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
Approximately 330 to 360 million people speak English as their first language.
The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) is a network of European national institutes of culture and national bodies engaged in cultural and related activities beyond their national borders.
fiveFilms4freedom is a free, online, 10-day LGBT film festival from the British Council and the British Film Institute supported by the UN Free & Equal campaign.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom.
FutureLearn is a digital education platform founded in December 2012.
Gaza (The New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998),, p. 761 "Gaza Strip /'gɑːzə/ a strip of territory in Palestine, on the SE Mediterranean coast including the town of Gaza...". غزة,; Ancient Ġāzā), also referred to as Gaza City, is a Palestinian city in the Gaza Strip, with a population of 515,556, making it the largest city in the State of Palestine.
The is a labor union founded in 1991 and headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
George Ambrose Lloyd, 1st Baron Lloyd, (19 September 1879 – 4 February 1941) was a British Conservative politician strongly associated with the "Diehard" wing of the party.
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism.
Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, London.
The Goethe-Institut (GI, "Goethe Institute") is a non-profit German cultural association operational worldwide with 159 institutes, promoting the study of the German language abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange and relations.
Goldierocks (Samantha Louise Hall) (born 30 October 1984) is a British DJ, presenter, journalist and producer.
The Government of the United Kingdom, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Henry Graham Greene (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991), better known by his pen name Graham Greene, was an English novelist regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
Helena Ann Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, QC, FRSA, HonFRSE (born 12 May 1950) is a British barrister, broadcaster, and Labour member of the House of Lords.
Horizon: A Review of Literature and Art was a literary magazine published in London, UK, between December 1939 and January 1950.
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Ian Graham Davidson (born 8 September 1950) is a Scottish Labour Co-operative politician, who was a Member of Parliament for successive Glasgow seats from 1992 until 2015; from 2005 to 2015 he represented Glasgow South West.
IDP Education ("International Development Program") is an international education organisation offering student placement in Australia, and to New Zealand, the USA, UK, and Canada.
The Institut Français (French capitalization, Institut français; "French institute") is a French public industrial and commercial organization (EPIC).
The Instituto Camões (English: Camões Institute) is an institution created in 1992 for the worldwide promotion of the Portuguese language and culture.
The Cervantes Institute is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991.
The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS™, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers.
The International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year (IYDEY) is a British Council award that is part of the International Young Creative Entrepreneur (IYCE) programme, which has been developed with 100% Design, a commercial interior design fair.
The International Young Music Entrepreneur of the Year award is a British Council and London Calling award program for young (aged 25 to 35) entrepreneurs in the music industry from the developing and transitional economies, launched in 2006, and last held in 2009.
The International Young Publisher of the Year is a British Council award programme, which has been developed with the support of the London Book Fair.
John Scott Fulton, Baron Fulton (27 May 1902 – 14 March 1986) was a British university administrator and public servant.
David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), better known by the pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels.
Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS (22 June 1887 – 14 February 1975) was a British evolutionary biologist, eugenicist, and internationalist.
Kabul (کابل) is the capital of Afghanistan and its largest city, located in the eastern section of the country.
Lawrence George Durrell (27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer.
Lisbon (Lisboa) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 552,700, Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2.
The London Evening Standard (or simply Evening Standard) is a local, free daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London.
In the United Kingdom there are at least six Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, serving as a commission for the ancient office of Lord High Treasurer.
Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth I. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to swear off the company of women for three years of study and fasting.
Sir Malcolm Arnold Robertson (2 September 1877 – 23 April 1951) was a British diplomat and politician.
Colonel John Mark Lancaster, (born 12 May 1970) is a British Conservative Party politician, who has served as Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes North since the seat's creation at the 2010 general election.
Sir Martin Wakefield Jacomb (born 11 November 1929) is a former Chancellor of the University of Buckingham and Chairman of Canary Wharf Group.
The Security Service, also MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5), is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Defence Intelligence (DI).
Michael John Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn, (3 July 1945 – 29 April 2018) was a British Labour politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow Springburn from 1979 to 2005, and then for Glasgow North East until 2009.
Milan (Milano; Milan) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,380,873 while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,235,000.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.
The Modern Records Centre (MRC) is the specialist archive service of the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, located adjacent to the Central Campus Library.
Mujahideen (مجاهدين) is the plural form of mujahid (مجاهد), the term for one engaged in Jihad (literally, "holy war").
The National Audit Office (NAO) is an independent Parliamentary body in the United Kingdom which is responsible for auditing central government departments, government agencies and non-departmental public bodies.
Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, (born 28 March 1942) is a Welsh Labour Party politician.
Nicholas Cohen (born 1961) is a British journalist, author and political commentator.
Nigel Griffiths (born 20 May 1955) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh South from 1987 to 2010.
In the United Kingdom, non-departmental public body (NDPB) is a classification applied by the Cabinet Office, Treasury, the Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Executive to quangos (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations).
North Korea (Chosŏn'gŭl:조선; Hanja:朝鮮; Chosŏn), officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (abbreviated as DPRK, PRK, DPR Korea, or Korea DPR), is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.
Oslo (rarely) is the capital and most populous city of Norway.
The Palestinian National Authority (PA or PNA; السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية) is the interim self-government body established in 1994 following the Gaza–Jericho Agreement to govern the Gaza Strip and Areas A and B of the West Bank, as a consequence of the 1993 Oslo Accords.
Pashto (پښتو Pax̌tō), sometimes spelled Pukhto, is the language of the Pashtuns.
The Persian Gulf (lit), (الخليج الفارسي) is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia.
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Alexander Litvinenko was a former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and KGB, who fled from court prosecution in Russia and received political asylum in the United Kingdom.
The Princess of Asturias Awards (Premios Princesa de Asturias, Premios Princesa d'Asturies), formerly the Prince of Asturias Awards from 1981–2014 (Premios Príncipe de Asturias) are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Princess of Asturias Foundation (previously the Prince of Asturias Foundation) to individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs.
In international relations, public diplomacy or people's diplomacy, broadly speaking, is the communication with and dissemination of propaganda to the general public of foreign nations to establish a dialogue designed to inform and influence.
Rio de Janeiro (River of January), or simply Rio, is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.
General Sir Ronald Forbes Adam, 2nd Baronet (30 October 1885 – 26 December 1982) was a senior British Army officer.
A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.
Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.
The Royal National Theatre in London, commonly known as the National Theatre (NT) is one of the United Kingdom's three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
The Scottish Parliament Building (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba, Scots Pairlament Biggin) is the home of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, within the UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Edinburgh.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) is an independent registered educational charity based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, that came into existence in 1847 following the purchase of William Shakespeare's birthplace for preservation as a national memorial.
Shakespeare's Globe is the complex housing a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse associated with William Shakespeare, in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames.
The Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the House of Commons, the United Kingdom's lower chamber of Parliament.
A standardized test is a test that is administered and scored in a consistent, or "standard", manner.
A state-owned enterprise (SOE) is a business enterprise where the state has significant control through full, majority, or significant minority ownership.
Germany is a federal republic consisting of sixteen states (Land, plural Länder; informally and very commonly Bundesland, plural Bundesländer).
Dame Stella Rimington, DCB (born 13 May 1935) is a British author and former Director General of MI5, a position she held from 1992 to 1996.
Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
The Sunday Herald is a Scottish Sunday newspaper, launched on 7 February 1999.
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Thomas Stearns Eliot, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) refers to teaching the English language to students with different first languages.
Tel Aviv (תֵּל אָבִיב,, تل أَبيب) is the second most populous city in Israel – after Jerusalem – and the most populous city in the conurbation of Gush Dan, Israel's largest metropolitan area.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.
The Old Vic is a 1,000-seat, not-for-profit producing theatre, located just south-east of Waterloo station on the corner of the Cut and Waterloo Road in Lambeth, London, England.
The Russia House is a spy novel by John le Carré published in 1989.
The Selector is a weekly two-hour radio show, which is sponsored by the British Council.
The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene.
Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Kerala.
Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross.
Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands of Trinidad and Tobago.
Tripoli (طرابلس,; Berber: Oea, or Wy't) is the capital city and the largest city of Libya, with a population of about 1.1 million people in 2015.
Turin (Torino; Turin) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy.
The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.
Sir Vernon James Ellis (born 1 July 1947) was the Chair of the British Council (2010-16).
Warsaw (Warszawa; see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland.
Wayne State University (WSU) is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan.
Wilfrid Hyde-White (12 May 1903 – 6 May 1991) was an English character actor of stage, film and television, who achieved international recognition in his later years for his role as Colonel Pickering in the 1964 film version of the musical My Fair Lady.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
William George Tyrrell, 1st Baron Tyrrell, (17 August 1866 – 14 March 1947) was a British civil servant and diplomat.