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The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity.
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Welcome to the British Council
We build mutually beneficial relationships between people in the UK and other countries and increase appreciation of the UK's creative ideas and achievements.

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