Our goal is to build bridges of trust and understanding among people around the world. Through our programmes, we give opportunities to hundreds of millions of people worldwide to learn about British culture and creativity.
Arts, education and science
Our work in arts
We are committed to culture and society. Our mission is to showcase the best of UK creativity and to promote the organisation of transformative projects which inspire and promote innovation
Our work in education
We work closely with educational institutions in Spain and the UK. Through this we build trust and understanding and bring partners together to provide educational opportunities.
Our work in science
Seminars, lectures and activities to promote scientific collaboration between the UK and Spain and to raise public awareness on issues that impact British and Spanish people.
Our work with EUNIC
The British Council is proud to be a member of EUNIC-SPAIN (European Union National Institutes of Culture). Find out more about our work with EUNIC.
Shakespeare Lives was a year-long global programme of events and activities celebrating William Shakespeare’s work on the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. More than 140 countries took part in the festivities, with people experiencing Shakespeare through film screenings, exhibitions, performances and in schools, alongside a programme of unique online collaborations. Discover more about Shakespeare Lives and explore the full set of resources at: https://www.shakespearelives.org/programme/