South India February 2007
What's happening this month!

Last month Gordon Brown, on his first visit to India and to the British Council office in New Delhi announced the successful applicants in the first round of research awards under the UK-India Education and Research Initiative. These awards support collaboration between UK and Indian research teams in areas of interest and benefit to both countries and have four corporate champions in BAE, BP, Glaxo Smithkline and Shell. A total of over 5 million was awarded to teams from over 70 institutions in UK and India for innovative research areas such as environmentally friendly aeroplanes, climate change and human genetic make-up. Read Connecting online

Indelible Ink - A Season of Seeing

An exhibition of collages and paintings inspired by Indian images and colours by British artist Peter John Wells from Friday, 9 February to Thursday, 22 February. Peter will introduce in image, text and sound South Indian deities and British peculiarities such as Rhubarb. Inauguration will be on 8 February at 4:30 p.m. at British Council. For more information contact 044 42050600.

Buzz Spoken Word Performance
Buzz brings to you an exciting Spoken Word series - the best of contemporary poetry from the U.K. at British Council with Aoife Mannix on Wednesday, 14 February from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join us to live the experience! For more information contact 044 42050600

Story Telling Session
It is the National Story Telling week. Special story telling session for the Young Learners Centre Members.
Age Group: 5 to 9 years
Date: Saturday, 17 February
Morning Session: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information e-mail Balamurugan

Open Access
Dr Wendy Hall will deliver a public talk on 'Towards a Science of the Web' on Monday, 19 February at 4:30 p.m. at IC & SR Auditorium, IIT Madras, Adyar. Dr Wendy Hall and Dr Leslie Carr from Southampton University are here to popularise the 'Open Access' method of information transfer. This is organised in partnership with MS Swaminathan Research Foundation. For more information contact 044 42050600

DVD Exhibition
We invite you to the display of new DVDs at our Library from Thursday, 1 February to Saturday, 3 February. The range includes Action movies, Comedy, Adventure, Literary classics, Children's movies, Feature films, War movies and Mysteries. Drop in and enjoy our new collection.

University Visit
Meet the representatives of the University of Reading
Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2007
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Venue: British Library, Prestige Takt 23 Kasturba Road,
Bangalore - 560 001. More information

CD Exhibition

An exhibition of over 300 CDs covering a wide range of subjects like Self development, Travel, 3-D design, Literature, and English language development from Saturday, 3 February to Saturday, 10 February. More information


Education UK
  Education UK Exhibition - Hyderabad
Date: 11 and 12 February
Time: 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Taj Krishna, Road No 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034.
Education UK Exhibition - Bangalore
Date: 15 and 16 February
Time: 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Taj Residency, 41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore 560001.
Education UK Exhibition - Chennai
Date: 18 and 19 February
Time: 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Taj Coromandel, 37 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034.
Meet representatives of 60 UK institutions at the Education UK Exhibition. For more details on the participating institutions and seminar schedule visit
Contact us
British Council, Chennai - 044 42050600 or e-mail
British Library, Hyderabad - 040 23483333 or e-mail
British Library, Bangalore - 080 22489220 or e-mail
British Library, Thiruvananthapuram - 0471 2330716 or e-mail
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