FB-Connections Event on French Elections

On the 24th of April 2012, The Franco-British Connections, in partnership with the Franco-British Society and the KCL Politics Society, organised a political debate on the current French presidential elections. In front of an audience of about a hundred, in a beautiful lecture hall at King’s College, our panel consisted of three politicians, a journalist…

Cordial Debate on Education

After the successful defence of « L’Innovation à la Française » by Simon Garcia (ENA/Sciences Po alumnus), the Franco-British Comparative Project launches the second edition of the Cordial Debate on Education. This year the Cordial Debate will focus on the French and British education system and social mobility. Students are challenged to submit their opinionated…

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…

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…