Boys in the UK are under-performing when it comes to learning foreign languages. We look at why this matters, and what can be done to improve it.
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The UK has a new government with a new mission: to promote a truly Global Britain. Soft power must play a vital role. But what are the most effective components of soft power?
New research points the way to a greater focus on the international reach of the UK’s nations and regions, and the benefits to them of the UK’s global cultural engagement.
Kate Ewart-Biggs, the British Council’s Director, Global Network Team, writes a deeply personal and moving insight into three generations of her family.
After landmark votes, the links between Ireland and Northern Ireland are in the spotlight. Ciarán Devane introduces a timely book on the ties between Britain and Ireland.
Sonia Boyle was announced as our next representative at the Venice Art Biennale, and we take a look at the UK’s complex but important place in the rich culture of Europe.
As Afghanistan struggles to emerge from conflict, there are horror stories, but also signs that may point to a brighter future.
40 years after Independence, young Zimbabweans are striving to find their place. They face environmental hardships, a struggling economy, and a challenging political system.
The UK looks forward to a new decade and a post-Brexit future. It should now be ambitious but smart as it thinks about how to conduct itself in the world.
The UK now stands ahead of the US as the world’s most popular destination for overseas students.