The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / Life  % width posts: 10

Where did the books of British Council go to


sobieski 107 | 2,128
14 Nov 2010 #1
Here in Warsaw in the past the British Council used to have a decent lending library with books and DVD's. That does not exists anymore now. Are there public libraries in Warsaw taking over that function?

It seems all "everyday" questions go without a response here.
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
14 Nov 2010 #2
Yep, sorry. Unless its a theread about how great Poland is, noone bothers to answer.

A sad state of affairs I must say
delphiandomine 88 | 18,456
14 Nov 2010 #3
Here in Warsaw in the past the British Council used to have a decent lending library with books and DVD's. That does not exists anymore now. Are there public libraries in Warsaw taking over that function?

bppragapd.pl

Moved here, apparently.

As I recall, the BC slashed funding in Europe to focus on more "interesting" areas.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Council#Criticism

I've no time for them as an organisation.
Zed - | 195
14 Nov 2010 #4
Why don't you call BC and ask them? I would conclude that PF members have no such knowledge that you require of them. I do not.
Bolle 1 | 147
14 Nov 2010 #5
Well PF.com is more of an online british expat club than a Polish forum. There are better places to ask that question, but this site isn't a terrible start.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,456
14 Nov 2010 #6
Well PF.com is more of an online british expat club than a Polish forum.

Of course. A real Polish forum would be full of arguments, aggression and not be of much use whatsoever.

Wait.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
21 Apr 2011 #7
british expat club

A bit like the BC.

I suspect they distributed books to their favourite schools, or just moved them elsewhere.

Funny, a friend of mine works in BC in London. Recently a friend of mine here in Poland wanted to know about teacher swaps with UK. I emailed my mate in London and he suggested she contact education section in Warsaw... turned out it closed about 2 years previously...
delphiandomine 88 | 18,456
22 Apr 2011 #8
turned out it closed about 2 years previously...

Story of the British Council, and of British institutions in general - closing doors to the public and generally existing as a "jobs for the boys" club rather than anything of actual use or merit.

Compare this to other organisations, such as Alliance française - and it's utterly shameful.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
22 Apr 2011 #9
Story of the British Council, and of British institutions in general - closing doors to the public and generally existing as a "jobs for the boys" club rather than anything of actual use or merit.

Yep. Typical British mentality in such institutions: do bugger all, let the 'opposition' gain ground and then lament about it and wail that everyone should want it 'because it's British'!
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
4 Oct 2012 #10
I went there today first time, and I was very impressed. The only thing I missed are books in Dutch :)


Home / Life / Where did the books of British Council go to
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.