The British Council is the United Kingdom's international cultural relations organisation founded in 1934. We have offices in 229 towns and cities in 110 countries and territories worldwide. We have been in Burma since 1946.
British Council’s first representative arrives in Rangoon and establishes office at 55 University Avenue.
British Council opens new premises at Rander House accommodating a Library, Reading Room, Classrooms and combined Lecture Hall and Cinema.
First branch library established at Moulmein Municipal Library. Further branch libraries follow in Taunggyi and Mandalay.
British Council stops operations along with all other foreign cultural organisations.
British Council re-established as the Cultural Section of the British Embassy.
British Council opens the Teaching Centre in Yangon.
British Council opens in Mandalay.
Together with the Embassy, the British Council helps establish the Millennium Centre network.
British Council Library provides internet access to members for the first time.
The British Council delivers its programmes across the country to create a vibrant, healthy and deep-rooted educational and cultural relationship which builds friendly knowledge and understanding between Burma and the UK.