British council

british council

What does the British Council do for the UK?

British Council. It works in over 100 countries: promoting a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language; encouraging cultural, scientific, technological and educational co-operation with the United Kingdom; and changing people’s lives through access to education, skills, qualifications, culture and society.

What is the British Council for relations with other countries?

Its Chairman is Stevie Spring and its Chief Executive is Scott McDonald. 1934: British Foreign Office officials created the British Committee for Relations with Other Countries to support English education abroad, promote British culture and fight the rise of fascism. The name quickly became British Council for Relations with Other Countries.

What was the original name of the British Council?

The name quickly became British Council for Relations with Other Countries. 1936: The organisations name was officially shortened to the British Council.

When did the British Council become a royal charter?

1940: King George VI granted the British Council a Royal Charter for promoting a wider knowledge of [the United Kingdom] and the English language abroad and developing closer cultural relations between [the UK] and other countries.

What does the British Council do for US?

About us. The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We were founded in 1934 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.

What did the British Council do in 1940?

1940: King George VI granted the British Council a Royal Charter for promoting a wider knowledge of [the United Kingdom] and the English language abroad and developing closer cultural relations between [the UK] and other countries. 1942: The British Council undertook a promotion of British culture overseas.

What is the structure of the British Council?

The British Council has a group structure which, in addition to the British Council charity, includes subsidiary undertakings in the UK and overseas. See a list of all British Council group entities (PDF 131kb) .

When did the British Council become a royal charter?

1940: King George VI granted the British Council a Royal Charter for promoting a wider knowledge of [the United Kingdom] and the English language abroad and developing closer cultural relations between [the UK] and other countries.

When was the British Council founded?

British Council We were founded in 1934, and our first overseas offices opened in 1938, making us the oldest cultural relations organisation in the world. Originally, we were called the British Committee for Relations with Other Countries. Why the British Council was created

What does the British Council do for US?

About us. The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We were founded in 1934 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.

What is the British Council in Italy?

The British Council was founded in 1934, and has been present in Italy since 1945. The founding Royal Charter outlined our mission as ‘promoting abroad a wider appreciation of British culture and civilisation [by] encouraging cultural, educational and other interchanges between the United Kingdom and elsewhere’.

What is the British Council for relations with other countries?

Its Chairman is Stevie Spring and its Chief Executive is Scott McDonald. 1934: British Foreign Office officials created the British Committee for Relations with Other Countries to support English education abroad, promote British culture and fight the rise of fascism. The name quickly became British Council for Relations with Other Countries.

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