Mr. Edward Hughes

Edward Hughes is Professor of French at Queen Mary University of London. He was joint-winner of the Franco-British Society Literary Prize 2016 for his book ‘Albert Camus’, published by Reaktion Books. Can you first please briefly go through your education and career? I was born in Belfast and started university there in 1971, taking a BA…

Mr. Tim Gore, OBE

Tim Gore, OBE, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the University of London Institute in Paris. Can you briefly go through your education and career? When did your life acquire a Franco-British dimension? My first degree was Archaeological Sciences. After this, I volunteered in Sudan and started teaching there without a teaching background. I…

Mr. Nicholas Hammond

Nicholas Hammond is the Headmaster of the British School of Paris. Can you briefly describe your background prior to being appointed Headmaster of the British School of Paris in September 2014? I grew up and went to school in the East of England. I studied archaeology at the University of Cambridge and worked as an…

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,…

Finale du Tournoi des Joutes Oratoires universitaires 2017

Nous avons le plaisir de vous adresser une invitation de la part de Franco Débats UK à l’évènement suivant, à l’Institut Français du Royaume-Uni Nous sommes ravis de vous accueillir pour la finale Edition 2017 du Tournoi des Joutes Oratoires universitaires du Royaume-Uni, un Tournoi organisé par l’association FDUK en partenariat avec l’Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, indispensable soutien…

Launch of the Franco-British Young Leaders Initiative

Launched in 2016 by David Cameron and Francois Hollande at the March 2016 Franco-British Summit, the Franco-British Young Leaders makes its debut in 2017. We are proud to announce the launch of the 2017 Franco-British Young Leaders Initiative, a project coordinated by the Franco-British Council and supported by the Franco-British Connections. Each year, 30 to 40…

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…