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British Culture

America embraces English English

America embraces English English

Mitt Romney is not the "bumbling toff" he's made out to be, wrote Daniel Gross, an American journalist, in a recent Daily Beast article.

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 4:04am

Olympics sees the return of Cool Britannia

Everyone has been talking about Danny Boyle's opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics.

In the spirit of showcasing all that is British to a massive international audience, it's no surprise that the British Fashion Council got in on the act.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

HK stands to benefit from students' mobility

Hong Kong will become an increasingly attractive destination for overseas students, as it makes further strides towards being an education hub, according to Dr Janet Ilieva.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Asian Dub Foundation

Asian Dub Foundation A History of Now Cooking Vinyl

The right-on British indie-dubcore masters defy the odds with a seventh studio album that is as youthful and energetic as anything they've done before.

Despite an ever-changing cast, the collective stays true to the punk-influenced electronica it started out with 18 years ago.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Flaunting of wealth and privilege undesirable

Membership has its privileges, especially when it comes to the Chinese Communist Party. The state-controlled media likes to publicise the downfall of corrupt officials as a warning to others. But being convicted of corruption and sent to jail does not necessarily mean the end of a comfortable lifestyle.

28 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

British Council prepares year of events for 60th anniversary

Sixty university graduates, some from the class of 1948, will help the British Council celebrate its 60th anniversary in Hong Kong this year.

Events to mark the anniversary, titled 'Celebration 60', will kick off on Saturday.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Taking a cool approach to a hot global issue

Scientists are predicting global catastrophe. Politicians from left and right are either capitalising on the fear factor or doing their utmost to ignore the political hot potato.

Throw in a good dose of the celebrity factor, with rock concerts in major world cities, and you have an environmental problem that has captivated the world.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Strength grows through ideas and opinions

The British Council runs awareness training sessions and holds events to bring locals and expats together

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Debs at War 1939-1945 - How Wartime Changed their Lives

Debs at War 1939-1945 - How Wartime Changed their Lives

by Anne de Courcy

Phoenix, $144

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

Seminars focus on education in Britain

The British Council is hosting a series of free seminars and consultation sessions for Form Five to Seven graduates who are interested in studying in Britain.

The sessions - which run until the end of next month - aim to help match students with schools that suit their needs and interests.

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Sponsors happy to support new learning experiences

Sponsors of the SCMP Young Post Student Reporters Programme all share the belief that young people should be given opportunities to participate in meaningful exercises that help them not only to learn new skills but also have engaging experiences.

25 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Best of British must allow for individuality

Hong Kong people probably have a better idea than most of what the British are all about. We were, after all, ruled for more than 150 years by people from this notoriously cold and wet little island on the opposite side of the world.

12 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Sports quiz goes in to bat for charity coffers

Who is the mystery voice? Questions like this frequently stumped the competitors in this year's Operation Santa Claus sports quiz, leaving them looking for inspiration with head in hands.

But inspiration came a little more often to the Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) team, which won the Radio 3 Sports Quiz at the Edge Club in Wyndham Street, Central.

9 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Sports quiz goes in to bat for charity coffers

Who is the mystery voice? Questions like this frequently stumped the competitors in this year's Operation Santa Claus sports quiz, leaving them looking for inspiration with head in hands.

But inspiration came a little more often to the Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) team, which won the Radio 3 Sports Quiz at the Edge Club in Wyndham Street, Central.

9 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Step back in time

For a night, the Grand Hyatt's main ballroom was transformed into a time-machine, transporting guests at the Rotary Club of Wan Chai's annual ball back to the age of the maharajas and maharanis.

Ballgoers, some dressed in outrageously extravagant Indian costumes, stepped into a room designed to evoke memories of ancient palaces, but with a modern twist.

28 May 2004 - 12:00am

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