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An examination of the term "Cultural Relations." Ways in which science has brought our world closer together. The danger of severe restrictions in the interchange of thought and ideas and knowledge. The need for background knowledge for a foreign policy to be successful. The British Council. Origins and purpose of the British Council. What is meant by cultural activities. The British Council responsible for displaying behind the Iron Curtain all manner of British cultural activities that have been most warmly appreciated. Encouraging other countries to make themselves known to Britain. Financial support and structure of the British Council. Cultural exchanges between countries, with examples. Details of some ventures and projects of the British Council. A call for Canada to send some of her cultural achievements to Britain. Threads which bind the Commonwealth together; mutual knowledge and understanding, the interchange of ideas and an appreciation of our common heritage. Some comments on the Commonwealth.