Mr. Benedict Brogan

On a sunny morning at Buckingham Palace Road’s Telegraph offices; Mr. Brogan received two Franco-British students in the heart of the journalistic hub. After taking time to walk us around the redesigned former stock exchange open space; he kindly answers our questions… Can you say a few words about your education and your career? Most…

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…

FB-Connections Event on Parliaments and University Cooperation

On the 8th of December 2011, Baroness D’Souza and Lord Grenfell hosted an evening of speeches and debate in the Robing Room of the House of Lords for members of the Franco-British Connections. This took the form of presentations from various personalities on the theme of parliamentary experiences on the promotion of cooperation between France…

FBCP Debate on the Freedom of Press

On the 24th of November 2011, the FB Connections organised a debate on “the freedom of the press in France and in the UK”, held at the British Embassy in Paris, and organised by its debating arm, the FBCP. Our host, British Ambassador to France Sir Peter Westmacott, gave an introductory speech, which was followed…

Book Chapter on the FB-Connections

The FB-Connections have been described in detail by a member in a book chapter co-edited by Philippe Lane of the Institut Francais, and Maurice Fraser of LSE. This book contains a broad overview of Franco-British Academic partnerships, and can be purchased from the Liverpool University Press.

Franco-British Student Conference 2011

The annual edition of the Franco-British Student Conference was organised on 18-20 March 2011 at Imperial College London. Last year’s edition had been organised at UCL and focused on promoting cooperation between France and the UK. This year, the students at Imperial College decided to centre the Conference around Innovation, from the initial idea to…

Square Debate au Collège Franco-Britannique

Dans le cadre du Collège Franco Britannique de la Cité Universitaire de Paris, 12 étudiants et jeunes professionnels, répartis en équipes de 3, étaient réunis, le 30 avril dernier, devant un publique d’une cinquantaine de personnes, pour débattre sur la motion « This House believes that European nations should merge their armed forces so as…

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…

Professor John Rogister

How did your life acquire a Franco-British dimension? My parents arranged a holiday around historical sites, so I visited Versailles, the châteaux of the Loire, and Paris obviously. That was in 1954-55 and that holiday had a determining influence on me. From then on I was sure I wanted to become a historian of France.…