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…

“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…

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…

Minutes of the Apéro Brexit

On 24 June, we had the pleasure of hosting Lord Grenfell (former Chairman of the Select Committee on European Affairs) and Sophie Loussouarn (Professor at the Université d’Amiens, the Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle and a specialist on British Conservatives) at Sciences Po Alumni, to discuss the results of the Brexit referendum. For those who couldn’t make…

Apéro Brexit on 24 June in Paris

#‎Brexit‬ or no #Brexit: the results will be available on June 24 – join the Franco-British Connections for a short analysis session followed by an “Apéro-Champagne” (for those who will celebrate and others who will prefer to forget).   We will have the pleasure of hosting Lord Grenfell (former Chairman of the Select Committee on…

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…

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…

Mr. Michael Shackleton

On a sunny afternoon at Smith Square’s Europe House, two Franco-British students met with  the delightful Michael Shackleton. His welcoming and open-minded attitude made for a fascinating and agreeable interview where he expressed his insightful opinions on Franco- British relations and more… opinions rooted in his 31 years of experience in the European Parliament. Can you…

Cordial Debate 2010-2011

The prize aims to foster mutual understanding between France and Great Britain by competing short essays taking a view “for or against” an annually given statement . This award recognizes outstanding arguments – presented individually or as a Team. The assessment criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the arguments. After submission…