Exhibition at the Kremlin Museums 'The Golden Age of the English Court: from Henry VIII to Charles II' (photo: British Council)

Exhibition at the Kremlin Museums 'The Golden Age of the English Court: from Henry VIII to Charles II' (photo: British Council)

Exhibition at the Kremlin Museums 'The Golden Age of the English Court: from Henry VIII to Charles II' (photo: British Council)

The Russians preserved treasures that would have, years ago, been melted for military campaigns in England. Moscow's Kremlin Museums now have them on display, along with other exhibits from about a dozen UK collections. Our director in Russia writes from the press conference.

The Elders with Yousri Fouda (Image credit: Jeff Moore)

The Elders with Yousri Fouda (Image credit: Jeff Moore)

The Elders with Yousri Fouda (Image credit: Jeff Moore)

Ghada Habashy, Regional Communications Manager for the British Council in the Middle East and North Africa, reports on a unique televised debate in Cairo that gave young people in North Africa the opportunity to discuss pressing international affairs with world leaders. On 24 October, the eve of Eid Al Adhar, a spectacular event took place at Cairo’s Opera House when participants

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins (Official photograph)

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins will deliver the 2012 British Council Annual Lecture. (Official photograph)

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins (Official photograph)

Jonathan Stewart, deputy director in Northern Ireland, chronicles the history of holding public lectures in Northern Ireland, including today’s British Council Annual Lecture delivered by Irish President Michael D Higgins, and what it reveals about the relationship between the UK and Ireland. With titles like ‘Irish Blood, English Heart,’ ‘There is no such thing as bad blood’ and ‘Friendship our weapon

Boy at cattle market in Juba

Boy at cattle market in Juba

Boy at cattle market in Juba

Tony Calderbank, Country Director of the British Council's South Sudan office in Juba, writes about a morning of endless surprises at his post in the world's newest country.

Palestinian fashion designers (Image credit: Rajha Shakiry)

Palestinian fashion designers (Image credit: Rajha Shakiry)

Palestinian fashion designers (Image credit: Rajha Shakiry)

Suha Khuffash, Arts Manager at the British Council's office in Jerusalem, writes about organising a workshop of Palestinian fashion designers to create the costumes for an Arabic-language performance of Richard II in Jericho which formed part of the World Shakespeare Festival.