About

Rosemary Bechler is a freelance writer and commissioning editor. After securing her doctorate in eighteenth century literature from Cambridge University in the mid 1980s, she gravitated towards political journalism, helped found openDemocracy and became its first International Editor. She was Series Editor for the Birthday Counterpoints on key cultural relations issues marking the 70th anniversary of the British Council, and has this summer edited the second of two volumes on Britain and Ireland: Lives Entwined for the British Council in Ireland.

Counterpoint is the cultural relations think-tank of the British Council

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for eductaional opportunities and cultural relations.  Our purpose is to build mutually beneficial relationships between people in the UK and other countries and to increase appreciation of the UK’s creative ideas and achievements.

One Comment on “About”


  1. Dear Rosemary: you probably don’t need this extra attention, but this is just to inform you that we have a book of the week project at our blog http://blog.p2pfoundation.net, where we publish five excperts per week of books about the open/free, participatory, and commons-oriented dynamics.

    We would be happy to publish five selected excerpts of your work,

    Michel Bauwens


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