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…

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…

Franco-British Comparative Project Christmas Debate 2012

This House proposes that beer is the new wine. Two teams representing France and Britain took part in this dynamic, gastronomical debate where they defended their national drinks.  The traditional Celtic Pub, Patrick’s le Ballon Vert, in the 11th arrondissement provided the perfect setting for this lively yet lighthearted debate. Both teams took to it…

Dr. Karine Chevalier

Film director and lecturer at the University of Roehampton Can you tell us about your education and how you arrived in Britain? I obtained my French Baccalaureate, and went onto university, where I soon realised that there was not much I could do with a degree in modern literature. I then did a multidisciplinary DEA…

Mr. Stephen Clarke

Author of the Bestselling books: A Year in the Merde, The Merde Factor, a novel in English, out in September, and Mille ans de mésentente cordiale, the translation of 1000 Years of Annoying the French, out in October. Stephen Clarke, you are a very successful author, and you have also been recently defined, as by…

Book Chapter on the FB-Connections

The FB-Connections have been described in detail by a member in a book chapter co-edited by Philippe Lane of the Institut Francais, and Maurice Fraser of LSE. This book contains a broad overview of Franco-British Academic partnerships, and can be purchased from the Liverpool University Press.