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,…

Research Communication Event Review

On Monday 14th January, the Franco-British Connections had the pleasure of hosting their first event of 2013, in the beautiful great hall of Goodenough College. The event, entitled ‘The Communication of Social and Scientific Research in France and the UK’, aimed to give an insight on how research is transmitted from an academic setting to…

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. Franck Mathevon

French journalist in London for Radio France Where did you study and how did you end up working for France Inter in London? I have a fairly common educational background. I studied business and finance at the University of Concordia in Montreal and then I went to the school of journalism in Lille. Just after…