Ms. Kim Willsher

Kim Willsher is an award-winning foreign correspondant for the Guardian and the Observer, based in Paris. Could you first please briefly go through your education and career? I started my journalism career the traditional way: on a small newspaper in my local town, where I did the NCTJ training courses and passed the final exam, before…

Business et culture : deux raisons de traverser le Rhin, mais aussi la Manche

Nous re-publions ici une tribune écrite par Jean-Pascal Sibiet, Président des Franco-British Connections et membre du bureau du Conseil Franco-Britannique, parue le 16 octobre dans Les Echos. Les négociations entre le Royaume-Uni et l’Union européenne piétinent malgré les annonces faites à Florence, le négociateur en chef est français, Emmanuel Macron se tourne vers l’Allemagne et…

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…

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…

“Is the French educational system better at promoting upward social mobility than the British one?”

Comme chaque année, le Franco British Comparative Project a organisé le concours d’essays en ligne du Cordial Debate, évènement invitant tout étudiant à développer une vision compréhensive des politiques françaises et britanniques. Cette année, le thème portait sur la propension de chaque système éducatif à promouvoir la mobilité sociale, sujet d’actualité en une période de…

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…

Révolte-Toi – A revolution in debating!

 For a few hours on 20 March, the occupants of the Salon of the Institut Francais were transported to the late 18th century to observe a battle of wits between rival groups of the Assemblée: the Montagnards and the Girondins. The two teams aimed to convince a prestigious panel of judges as to whether Europe…

2013 Franco-British Finance Summit

Are you interested in finance and how it affects society? Does the role of the UK in Europe grab your attention? Are you keen to meet students from other great universities and spend a weekend in Paris? If you answered yes to any of the above, then please read on. On the 15-16th of March,…