Lord Grenfell

Julian Pascoe Francis St Leger Grenfell, 3rd Baron Grenfell is a former Labour member of the House of Lords where he was well known for his strong Europhile views. He entered as a hereditary peer but was granted a Life Peerage in 2000. Lord Grenfell was a programme presenter at Associated Television from 1960 to 1963 and worked…

Mr. Richard Parks

Richard Parks is a former Wales international rugby union player turned Extreme Environment Athlete. During his professional career spanning 13 years, he played for Pontypridd, Leeds, Perpignan and Newport Gwent Dragons. Following his forced retirement from rugby, Richard made history twice with two incredible feats of endurance; a world first expedition called the 737 Challenge, where in July 2011…

Mr. Ben Newick

Ben Newick has been the Butler at the British Embassy in Paris since 1984. Could you tell me a little about your life and professional pathway? What led you to pursue a career in hospitality? How long have you been working at the British Embassy in France? At school, I was keen on art and music,…

The 2017 ULIP Tower to Tower Bike Ride

The University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) is proud that, for the third year running, its students are organising the Tower to Tower Bike Ride. A team of ULIP students will be cycling from the Eiffel Tower to Blackpool Tower in June 2017 to raise funds for the mental health charity Mind. The journey…

Win a trip to Paris with ULIP

Studying French at AS/A Level (or equivalent) and fancy a weekend away to the City of Light? Simply watch the video below and answer a few questions to be in with a chance of winning a trip for two to Paris! This year, ULIP’s “Win a trip to Paris” competition theme is entrepreneurship in France.…

Part Two of the Trans-Channel Student Debate on Brexit

Please find an invitation from the French Debating Association for the second part of the Trans-Channel Student Debate on Brexit. In cooperation with the Franco-British Connections and the Allianz Kulturstiftung, we are organising a debate in the beautiful and prestigious Senate House of the University of London. During this event, four lucky FDA students will debate against four…

“The UK Hinkley Point Nuclear Project: ­ Is it a Good Deal?”

The Energy & Natural Resources Law Institute at Queen Mary University London is organising an event on the topic of the Hinkley Point Nuclear Project, in coordination with The Spark! Contest, our latest member. The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London, requests the pleasure of your company at its energy law…

Conférence-Débat sur le thème “France, Grande Bretagne… et maintenant ?”

À l’occasion de son centenaire, l’Association France-Grande Bretagne organise sous le haut-patronage de M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Ministre des Affaires étrangères, une Conférence-Débat entre M. Pierre-André de Chalendar, Président-Directeur Général de Saint-Gobain et Mme Sophie Pedder, correspondante de The Economist à Paris sur le thème : France, Grande Bretagne… et maintenant ? La conférence aura lieu au Cercle de l’Union Interalliée –…

Critical Lives – Albert Camus

The Franco-British Society is organising a talk by Edward J. Hughes (FBS Book Prize Winner 2016 and Professor of French at Queen Mary, University of London) on Critical Lives – Albert Camus. The event will take place on Thursday 20 October at 6.45pm at the French Protestant Church, 8-9 Soho Square, London W1D 3QD. Tickets (£10 for adults, £3…

Going Digital: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

The Franco-British Lawyers Society is organising a conference on: Going Digital: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services The conference will take place on Monday 24 October 2016, from 2pm to 6pm, followed by drinks at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street London EC1A 2EG. The programme can be found here. The attendance fee is £40 for FBLS…