Halley VI is the British Antarctic Survey's latest research station, able to withstand up to -55ºC. Photo: A. Dubber, British Antarctic Survey

Halley VI is the British Antarctic Survey's latest research station, able to withstand up to -55ºC. Photo: A. Dubber, British Antarctic Survey

Halley VI is the British Antarctic Survey's latest research station, able to withstand up to -55ºC. Photo: A. Dubber, British Antarctic Survey

As the IceLab exhibition opens in Glasgow today, the British Council's Vicky Richardson, who commissioned the exhibition, talks to us about new architecture in Antarctica, one of the earth's harshest climates and most international places.

Misty Miller performing 'Next To You' for 'Amped', a video series brought to you by The Crypt Sessions and The Selector radio (British Council).

Misty Miller performing 'Next To You' for 'Amped', a video series brought to you by The Crypt Sessions and The Selector radio (British Council).

Misty Miller performing 'Next To You' for 'Amped', a video series brought to you by The Crypt Sessions and The Selector radio (British Council).

The Selector, our global weekly radio show for new UK music, has teamed up with The Crypt Sessions to bring you 'Amped', a monthly video series with UK artists.

Vocational skills students compete in the WorldSkills contest (Image credit: Sun Xingwei)

Vocational skills students compete in the WorldSkills contest (Image credit: Sun Xingwei)

Vocational skills students compete in the WorldSkills contest (Image credit: Sun Xingwei)

Michael Houlgate of the British Council's Skills for Employability team in China describes how an international skills contest shows young people why improving their vocational skills pays off with better jobs. 

Asking a friend to provide feedback can improve your teaching skills

Asking a friend to provide feedback can improve your teaching skills

Asking a friend to provide feedback can improve your teaching skills

Lizzie Pinard, winner of the TeachingEnglish monthly blog award, writes about how reflecting on one's teaching practice can benefit English language teachers who want to improve their skills, with practical tips on how to go about it.

A still from Alfred Hitchcock's directorial debut, 'The Pleasure Garden' (image credit: BFI)

A still from Alfred Hitchcock's directorial debut, 'The Pleasure Garden' (image credit: BFI)

A still from Alfred Hitchcock's directorial debut, 'The Pleasure Garden' (image credit: BFI)

In the biggest restoration project they have ever undertaken, the British Film Institute, a formal partner of the British Council, has restored nine of Alfred Hitchcock's early silent movies. Made between 1925 and 1929, the films are among the greatest achievements of British silent film. Todd Hitchcock of the American Film Institute Silver Theatre explains their lasting