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Apéro Brexit on 24 June in Paris

#‎Brexit‬ or no #Brexit: the results will be available on June 24 – join the Franco-British Connections for a short analysis session followed by an “Apéro-Champagne” (for those who will celebrate and others who will prefer to forget).   We will have the pleasure of hosting Lord Grenfell (former Chairman of the Select Committee on…

Digital Education – Higher Education: France, the United Kingdom and Overseas #DigitalEducationUKFR

  The use of digital technologies is nothing new in the world of Higher Education. From the university application procedure to the online Cambridge English exams and the Open University model, digital tools are transforming the education landscape. Today, the use of MOOCs is increasing, and this raises various questions: How are new digital education tools reforming…

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Franco-British Conference on Democracy and Liberty

The Franco-British Conference on the impact of Magna Carta and the Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen opened with an “English travesty”: Rt Hon. Lord Sumption’s perspective on Thatcher’s belief in English exceptionalism regarding the nature and origin of human rights. He argued that unlike the Déclaration, Magna Carta is a document that…

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Franco-British Conference on Democracy and Liberty – 11 June

The Franco-British Council, the Franco-British Lawyers’ Society and the Franco-British Connections would like to invite a select number of student to a day seminar on the impact of Magna Carta and the Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen on our societies through history. The event is to be held on the 11th of…

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H.E. Sylvie Bermann at the London School of Economics

Une perspective française sur l’avenir de l’Union Européenne Le 13 mars 2015, les Franco-British Connections ont organisé une conférence en présence de S.E. l’Ambassadeur de France au Royaume-Uni, Madame Sylvie Bermann. La discussion a été présidé par le Prof Maurice Fraser, Directeur du LSE European Insitute. Cet événement a été conjointement organisé avec la LSE…

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H.E. Sir Peter Ricketts

Sir Peter Ricketts has been Her Majesty’s Ambassador to France since February 2012. Can you first please say a few words about your education and your career? I grew up in the West midlands of England and attended a Grammar school near Birmingham. I then studied English Literature at Oxford University. I joined the Foreign Office…

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Mr. Olivier Cadic

Recently elected as Senator in charge of the French abroad, Olivier Cadic is a French businessman who is completely in favour of the British economic system. The young senator is a self-made man: he started by creating a company in the electronic industry in 1982 and is now an editor and author of comic books.…

Prof. Philippe Marlière

Prof. Philippe Marlière

Le Professeur Philippe Marlière est un Français installé à Londres depuis plus de vingt ans. Il enseigne la politique française et européenne à UCL. Spécialiste de la gauche française, il publie également des recherches sur la politique européenne et les idées politiques. Pouvez-vous nous présenter votre parcours? Quelle en est la dimension franco-britannique? J’ai effectué…

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Cordial Debate 2014-15

The Cordial Debate Prize pays homage to the Entente Cordiale which symbolises the close relationship between France and Great Britain. This year, the prize will reward the best essay on the following subject: This house believes that Europe benefits from Britain and France having different legal systems The Cordial Debate Prize was created by the…

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Résumé (D)écrire Le Monde

(D)écrire le monde (Podcast) Trois écrivains, un même lieu, une pluralité de voyages. Le jeudi 7 Novembre 2014, Sir Michael Edwards, Yann Moix et Dominique Fernandez s’étaient donné rendez-vous en Sorbonne pour raconter comment leurs rapports respectifs au monde se reflètent dans leurs œuvres. L’événement était réalisé par Débattre en Sorbonne en partenariat avec la…