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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…

Mr. Pierre-Alain Coffinier

Mr. Pierre-Alain Coffinier

Pierre-Alain Coffinier is the French Consul General in Edinburgh & Glasgow What is your academic background? After the baccalauréat, I was admitted to Prépa HEC, then to ESSEC (French Grande École) from which I graduated 3 years later. I then had two series of work experiences; the first one in the banking industry, then in…

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Révolte-Toi

For the 2013 edition, see Révolte-Toi – A revolution in debating! A year later, on the 20th of March, young tribunes from all over London gathered at the “Institut Francais de Londres” to decide the fate of Europe. The question for this 18th century style francophone debate was if a revolution was necessary to save…