In 1946 George Orwell warned authors against making money from writing propaganda for bodies such as the British Council, deeming such work a waste of creative energy. Nonetheless, in recent times, it seems that those writing propaganda for the Council's commercial activities have been reading Orwell's novel 'Nineteen Eighty Four'. When defending its aggressive commercial plans and arguing for continued … Continue reading Is the British Council ‘Entrepreneurial’?
UK Education Tour returned to Baku this April to a new venue, but another successful event for UK education. The visit included a meeting with a local A level school, a reception with VIPs from the Azerbaijan Ministry of Education and local education institutions, and an exhibition that attracted 300+ UK-focussed students.
The British Council, the registered UK charity described by MP John Mann in 2011 as 'a nonsense of an organisation to sustain', has looked to be on the ropes for the past few years. In its fight for survival, while the state and its ministries shrink and reduce funding for everything from health care to higher … Continue reading Is the British Council an Evil Corporation?
Building on the success of UK Education Tour in Baku 2012, and the UK - Azeri Scholarship Workshop held in London in March 2013, we return to Baku for a UK-only education exhibition and networking events, working once again with the Azeri Ministry of Education, SOCAR and SOFAZ. The UK Education Tour is successfully promoting … Continue reading UKET Azerbaijan 2013 – Now Booking