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The British Centre is a department of the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice. It is the only one centre of its kind in the South of Bohemia. The Centre has got a large library (17 thousand of books and additional materials in English). From 1992 to 2001 the British Centre was one of the regional centres of the British Council and was supported by Great Britain.
The main activities of the British Centre are: library services, English seminars, English clubs and lectures with native speakers, exhibitions language courses and Cambridge Examinations.



20 years BC
This important cultural and educational centre focuses on deepening the language literacy within various age groups of population and puts stress on English language and Great Britain.

The British Centre is the only regional organiser of internationally recognised Cambridge Examinations with lifelong validity. Since 2004 the British Centre has organised its own intensive language courses.

You can obtain most information concerning Great Britain in the Centre. All the topical information as well as the list of previous events can be found on www.britskecentrum.cz.

The British Centre is supported by the University of South Bohemia, the Town of České Budějovice and the British Council in Prague.


VIPs who visited the BC:
Ambassador of UK
Ambassador of India
Ambassador of France
Ambassador of the Philippines
Ambassador of the Danish Kingdom
Ambassador of Taiwan
Ambassador of Peru
Ambassador of Estonia
Ambassador of Spain
Ambassador of the Slovak Republic
Czech ambassador to Australia
Head of the British Council in Prague
Head of Goethe-Zentrum in Prague
Senator of the Parliament CR
Consul of Upper Austria
Minister of Foreign Affairs CR
Ternopil National Economic University - Assoc. Prof. Andriy Grytskiv, deputy director
and number of university professors, artists, writers and visitors from abroad


At present there are 1112 registered members of the British Centre.
The lectures and clubs are visited by 50-60 people which means a full capacity of the Centre.
The library lends annually about 82 thousand items of its materials.
6607 candidates took the international Cambridge exams in the last thirteen years.
The British Centre gave 442 seminars and lectures, 40 exhibitions, 19 readings with British authors (together with the British Council) and hosted 558 excursions.
It is possible to see a programme of interesting seminars and lectures in "Topical Information" as well as "Photogallery" on our website. This website has been visited by more than 190.000 people.
The British Centre runs 13 language courses focused on preparing the candidates for the international Cambridge exams.
Every year the staff answer more than 10 000 questions.
Quick Placement Test (assessing candidate`s level of English) has been offered to 7610 people.