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…

Business et culture : deux raisons de traverser le Rhin, mais aussi la 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, parue le 16 octobre dans Les Echos. Les négociations entre le Royaume-Uni et l’Union européenne piétinent malgré les annonces faites à Florence, le négociateur en chef est français, Emmanuel Macron se tourne vers l’Allemagne et…

News from the Channel/Nouvelles de la Manche

Please find our latest newsletter, with updates on events & collaborations organised by the Franco-British Connections, including: the Young Leaders Programme Brexit and Trans-Channel Debates Débattre à la Française French and UK Perspectives on FinTech H.E. Sylvie Bermann at the LSE and more (Mooc, Décrire Le Monde, Magna Carta, Spark!, Cordial Debate Prize, AFGB’S 100th Anniversary…)

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…

Mr. Nicholas Hammond

Nicholas Hammond is the Headmaster of the British School of Paris. Can you briefly describe your background prior to being appointed Headmaster of the British School of Paris in September 2014? I grew up and went to school in the East of England. I studied archaeology at the University of Cambridge and worked as an…

Franco-British Young Leaders UK Residency

The first edition of the Franco-British Young Leaders was launched last week in London. Over four days, the Young Leaders met experts and discussed many areas pertaining to the Franco-British relations – from politics to science, culture or societal issues. Announced by David Cameron and Francois Hollande in March 2016 at the Amiens Summit, it was initiated…

Lord Grenfell

Julian Pascoe Francis St Leger Grenfell, 3rd Baron Grenfell is a former Labour member of the House of Lords where he was well known for his strong Europhile views. He entered as a hereditary peer but was granted a Life Peerage in 2000. Lord Grenfell was a programme presenter at Associated Television from 1960 to 1963 and worked…

Mr. Richard Parks

Richard Parks is a former Wales international rugby union player turned Extreme Environment Athlete. During his professional career spanning 13 years, he played for Pontypridd, Leeds, Perpignan and Newport Gwent Dragons. Following his forced retirement from rugby, Richard made history twice with two incredible feats of endurance; a world first expedition called the 737 Challenge, where in July 2011…