The British Council’s Smart Talk programme is a series of master classes, lectures and workshops aimed at giving people in China an insight into UK education, with a particular focus on how, through educational experience, inspiration and innovation, we can encourage creative thinking and active participation. 

Smart Talks bring some of the UK’s most creative minds and innovative thinkers to China to share their personal experience and professional insight. The topics highlight not only the wealth of options a UK education provides, but also the inspiring work, research and adventures UK graduates are involved in all over the world. Smart Talks demonstrate the excellence of a UK education and highlight the most innovative projects coming out of the UK.

Previous Smart Talk speakers include actor Sir Patrick Stewart, cloning pioneer Sir Ian Wilmut, adventurer Mark Beaumont, and shoe designer Jimmy Choo.

Smart Talk 2016 is supported by Rolls-Royce.