British Council


British Council
   Founded in 1934 and granted a charter in 1940, the British Council is an independent, non-political organization that receives government funding and generates fee income. Its mission is to promote worldwide knowledge of the English language and all aspects of British culture and the British ‘way of life’. This it does by maintaining libraries and centres for language teaching and other studies in more than 200 towns and cities in more than a hundred countries. The British Council also commissions works of art of every sort from British writers, artists and composers, and mounts exhibitions in the United Kingdom and abroad.
   See also: Arts Council
   Further reading
    Donaldson, F. (1984) The British Council: The First Fifty Years, London: Cape.
   CHRISTOPHER SMITH

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture . . 2014.

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