Internationally British universities and colleges have established a very high reputation for academic excellence and clearly Britain features high on the places where Greeks choose to go for higher education. In the late 1980’s there were an estimated 2,300 Greeks annually pursuing graduate or post-graduate studies in Britain. Today that figure is around 20,000 – 22,000 Greek students per annum. This makes the role of our Society ever more relevant and demanding in building and maintaining academic and intellectual links between the two countries.
To further build and develop the Society a programme of changes and developments was initiated from the late 1980’s. The new initiatives were directed to better address the diverse interests and backgrounds of an ever-growing membership.
In addition to providing members with the opportunity to meet through a wide variety of social events, a whole range of activities have been introduced to cover a broader and deeper spectrum of cultural and educational spheres which are relevant to our modern-day Society.
Since 2000 the BGS has its own registered domain name (www.bgs.gr) with internet administration and communication.
From a small informal group of graduates from British universities who started meeting in Athens in 1958, the Society has grown and developed over these past 52 years. It has a rich history and has maintained a strong and active presence in Greek life throughout all the years of educational, social, economical and political change and in 2008 the BGS celebrated its 50th Anniversary.
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