In 2020 the British Council is marking its 80th anniversary in Cyprus. Join us in celebrating how cultural relations have transformed Cyprus, the UK and Europe, and become part of our mission to forge a better future through English, arts and education.


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We opened our first office in Cyprus in 1940. Over the past 80 years, we have helped Cyprus' emerging leaders in culture and education to develop new skills and international partnerships.

Our 80th anniversary programme will recall highlights from our past, but it will also look ahead and reaffirm our commitment to the future. We invite the people we work with – from students to leaders – to recognise how cultural relations and exchange have changed Cyprus and the rest of Europe for the better in the past 80 years.

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