Welcome and thank you for your visit

This may be your first contact with the British Council, or you may be a regular visitor. In any case, welcome to our work in art, culture, education and English – work which generates international opportunities for millions of people each year.

We live in a fast-paced world where change is the order of the day. The lives of millions of people continue to be affected in unpredictable ways by the pandemic. This complex global backdrop requires large doses of acceptance, resilience, solidarity and understanding among people across the world. In this context, educational dialogue and cultural relations take on even greater significance. 

Change through education and cultural understanding

The development of cultural and educational relations between the United Kingdom and Spain has been the mission of the British Council since its foundation here in 1940. Now, in 2021, this work is more necessary than ever, which is why we encourage you to join us by participating in the educational activities, cultural events and scholarship programmes that we offer you throughout the year. 

Mark Howard