Révolte-Toi

For the 2013 edition, see Révolte-Toi – A revolution in debating! A year later, on the 20th of March, young tribunes from all over London gathered at the “Institut Francais de Londres” to decide the fate of Europe. The question for this 18th century style francophone debate was if a revolution was necessary to save…

July 2013 Newsletter

The first issue of our newsletter (July 2013) has now been released. In this issue, you will find articles about: The Franco-British Connections The Franco-British Finance Summit in Paris The Comparative Conference in London Révolte-Toi debates in London The Franco-British Pub Debate The Square Debate on Energy in Europe Future Events  

“Is the French educational system better at promoting upward social mobility than the British one?”

Comme chaque année, le Franco British Comparative Project a organisé le concours d’essays en ligne du Cordial Debate, évènement invitant tout étudiant à développer une vision compréhensive des politiques françaises et britanniques. Cette année, le thème portait sur la propension de chaque système éducatif à promouvoir la mobilité sociale, sujet d’actualité en une période de…

Franco-British Comparative Project Christmas Debate 2012

This House proposes that beer is the new wine. Two teams representing France and Britain took part in this dynamic, gastronomical debate where they defended their national drinks.  The traditional Celtic Pub, Patrick’s le Ballon Vert, in the 11th arrondissement provided the perfect setting for this lively yet lighthearted debate. Both teams took to it…

Révolte-Toi – A revolution in debating!

 For a few hours on 20 March, the occupants of the Salon of the Institut Francais were transported to the late 18th century to observe a battle of wits between rival groups of the Assemblée: the Montagnards and the Girondins. The two teams aimed to convince a prestigious panel of judges as to whether Europe…

Franco-British Pub Debate

“This House believes that Beer is the new Wine”. Two teams of three debaters representing two nations; Britain and France, will oppose each other to defend their favourite drink. The debate, given its gastronomic theme, will be held at Patrick’s Le Ballon Vert, a typically Celtic Pub, which will serve as the perfect setting for…

Mr. Franck Mathevon

French journalist in London for Radio France Where did you study and how did you end up working for France Inter in London? I have a fairly common educational background. I studied business and finance at the University of Concordia in Montreal and then I went to the school of journalism in Lille. Just after…

Square Debate on Energy in Europe

What is this new Square Debate on Energy in Europe? France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia will get together to debate and put the question of renewable energies and supplies into European perspective. The students taking part delivered an impressive, and at times challenging performance. This debate, which is currently of major concern in…