Jean-Pascal Sibiet awarded Honorary MBE

Her Majesty the Queen has given orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to Mr. Jean-Pascal Sibiet, President of Franco-British Connections and Member of the Franco-British Council, for services to UK/France relations. This award recognises ten years of volunteer work serving linguistic, intellectual, scientific, artistic…

Jean-Pascal Sibiet décoré de l’Ordre de l’Empire britannique

Président de l’association Franco British Connections, membre du Bureau du Conseil Franco Britannique, Jean-Pascal Sibiet, 34 ans, s’est vu conférer, par Sa Majesté la Reine Elizabeth II, la distinction honorifique de Membre de l’Ordre de l’Empire britannique, à titre étranger, pour ses services rendus aux relations franco-britanniques. Cette distinction récompense dix années d’activités bénévoles au…

Newsletter 2018

We are proud to share our latest newsletter, a retrospective of our work in 2017 & 2018. Bonne lecture! Brexit and the changes in the political landscapes of both the United Kingdom and France have inevitably cast a shadow of uncertainty in Franco-British relations. As such, most of our initiatives this year have touched upon…

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…

Arrêtons de gâcher des talents : quelques enseignements venus d’Outre 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, et Lise Péron, membre du bureau des Franco-British Connections et étudiante à Sciences Po (Paris), parue le 2 septembre dans Les Echos. Pourquoi avoir renoncé à étudier la musicologie, la philosophie médiévale ou l’histoire de…

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…

Register now for the FBSA Annual Conference 2018!

Registrations for the Franco-British Student Alliance 2018 Conference are now open! This year, the Conference will take place in Paris on 23-24 March and the theme will be Shaping the future of Europe post-Brexit. The programme includes: Two workshops (discussion with panellists & project pitching) Reception at the British Ambassador’s residence Start-up Masterclass with 5 company…

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…