Ms. Hermione Gough

Hermione Gough worked for the last five years as Minister Counsellor in the British Embassy in Paris. She led the EU and Global Issues section of the Embassy covering EU affairs, economic relations, migration and security. Can you first please briefly go through your education and career? I studied Economics at university, including a paper…

Mr. Paul Docherty

Paul Docherty took up the post of Director British Council France in April 2013. Prior to this he was Director UK 2012, Director British Council Scotland, and Director British Council Italy. He has also worked for the British Council in Helsinki, Moscow, Prague and London. Can your briefly explain your educational and professional background? I was…

Dr. Stuart J. Russell

Dr. Stuart J. Russell is a British computer scientist, Professor of Computer Science and Smith-Zadeh Professor in Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. France is known for its high-fly thinkers whereas the UK has championed in pragmatic and technical development (industrial revolution, ruling the seas…). What is then the most favoured nation for AI? And how could…

Sir Edward Leigh

Sir Edward Leigh is a British politician. He has been a Conservative Member of Parliament since 1983. He is also the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on France. Could you briefly go through your education and career? When did your life acquire a Franco-British dimension? Both my parents were brought up in France before…

Contre-amiral Patrick Chevallereau

Le Contre-amiral Patrick Chevallereau est Attaché de Défense à l’Ambassade de France au Royaume-Uni depuis 2015. Investi depuis 18 ans dans les relations internationales de défense, il est spécialiste de l’OTAN et de l’Europe de la Défense. Pouvez-vous évoquer votre parcours ? Quand est-ce que celui-ci a pris un tournant franco-britannique ? Je suis officier…

Ms. Mary Dejevsky

Mary Dejevsky is a British writer and broadcaster. She is a former foreign correspondent in Paris and regularly contributes to The Independent and The Guardian. Could you briefly go through your education? I went to very academic schools. If you were in the top streams, you would study either sciences and maths or languages. I…

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…

Plus que jamais, jeunes Français et jeunes Britanniques doivent apprendre à se connaître

Nous re-publions ici une tribune écrite par Jean-Pascal Sibiet et Lise Péron, respectivement Président et Membre des Franco-British Connections, et parue le 20 août dans L’Opinion. En cette période estivale, comprendre l’anglais, le français, le portugais ou le chinois avec seulement quelques secondes de différé et pour seulement 200 euros, voilà les promesses du Translate One2One…

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…