Thank you for your visit and welcome

This may be your first visit to the British Council, or you may be a regular visitor.  Whichever, welcome to our work in education and culture, which aims to bring international opportunities to life every day.   

We live in a fast-moving world.  People around the globe are asking for change at the ballot box.  We are seeing this in democratic processes across the world, and most recently in my own country in the referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union.

This global backdrop demands dialogue, engagement and friendly understanding among people all over the world.  

Building the space for cultural relations between the United Kingdom and other countries has been the mission of the British Council since it was created more than eighty years ago.  We believe that mission is more important today than ever before. Come and join us. 

Mark Howard