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The beginning
We began giving support to interdisciplinary studies about the UK in 1990. Our aim was to facilitate an informed, critical and comparative understanding of contemporary Britain in a range of educational projects with key partners - both in Britain and overseas. These range from conferences and publications to providing support for developing c
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A change for 2003
Our approach to British Studies has always been founded on the meeting of cultures. For this reason we are re-positioning British Studies within the wider field of Intercultural Studies which we are developing as a resource for the British Council, its partners and customers. Intercultural Studies will play a key role in our ongoing thinking about cultural relations.


Nick Wadham-Smith, Head Intercultural Studies

Telephone +44 (0)20 7389 3171

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