News from the Channel/Nouvelles de la Manche

Please find our latest newsletter, with updates on events & collaborations organised by the Franco-British Connections, including: the Young Leaders Programme Brexit and Trans-Channel Debates Débattre à la Française French and UK Perspectives on FinTech H.E. Sylvie Bermann at the LSE and more (Mooc, Décrire Le Monde, Magna Carta, Spark!, Cordial Debate Prize, AFGB’S 100th Anniversary…)

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…