Alison Baily looks at the rich and surprising history of the nation’s favourite beverage – and what it reveals about cultural contact and infusion.
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Many believe trust is declining in a 'post-truth' world. But is this really true? And is it a good thing? Insight looks at the evidence.
As tensions mount in the region, we look behind the headlines at the profound changes in Saudi society.
The British Council reports an immediate positive reaction to the Government's major visa reform for international students.
The UK’s soft power pre-eminence is vital for its post-Brexit future, but increasingly being challenged. Insight looks at the latest evidence.
Knowledge Diplomacy’ is increasingly appearing in debates about the role of education internationally. We look at why.
New research explores the value of the UK’s support for creative industries in emerging economies.
Why Harry Potter is a leading emissary of British attractiveness and values, and his little-known link with the British Council.
At the end of another summer of culture in Edinburgh, Alistair MacDonald gives his personal reflections on a huge soft power success story.
Stevie Spring CBE is appointed as the new Chairman of the organisation.