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…

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…