THE PRINCE OF WALES WILL VISIT THE BRITISH COUNCIL
THURSDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2021
The Prince of Wales, Vice Patron of The British Council will visit the organisation’s new Headquarters to learn about their cultural relations work in the UK and across the globe.
His Royal Highness will tour the new British Council Headquarters, meeting some of the UK-based staff, programme beneficiaries and other stakeholders. Climate change will be a significant focus of the visit which aims to showcase the following areas of the British Council’s work:
The Prince will meet four international ‘Green Scholars’ from Egypt, Nigeria, Turkey, and India, who are studying at UK universities. They will speak about their involvement in the British Council’s Climate Connection programme, which draws on the Council’s global network to connect people from different countries, cultures, generations and backgrounds to help meet the challenges of climate change. The Green Scholars will present The Prince of Wales with a copy of the Global Youth Letter. Based on the views and experiences of 8,000 young people across 23 countries, the Global Youth Letter sets out a plan of action directly addressing policymakers and leaders in relation to young people’s aspirations and recommendations around climate change.
The Prince will be introduced to the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme, which connects pupils in primary and secondary schools across the UK with schools in 29 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Via live link, he will meet participants in Scotland and Nepal as they discuss solutions to the climate crisis.
Cultural Protection Fund
The Prince will meet four beneficiary partners of the Cultural Protection Fund, which supports efforts to protect cultural heritage at risk from conflict or climate change. The group will talk about the impact of the fund and show His Royal Highness a selection of artefacts related to their projects in Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and Uganda.
English & Exams
As part of the British Council’s English Online programme, The Prince will join a virtual classroom via live link, meeting a teacher based in Portugal who will facilitate a conversation with 4-6 of her international students. They will introduce where they are from (Jordan, Egypt, Mexico, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Germany, Italy) and discuss why they are studying English.
To mark its move to Stratford, the British Council launched Housewarming, a series of creative residencies between international artists and designers in collaboration with East London workshops and artists. Four members of the local project teams will describe to His Royal Highness their work, community connections, and digital collaboration with the international artists.