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Oxford Talk by Bridget Adès “How to prevent the fundamentalist drift in Europe….

14 November, 2018 @ 19:15 CET

A talk by Bridget Adès on Wednesday 14th November at 7h15pm, “How to prevent the fundamentalist drift in Europe by putting a better emphasis on the different facets of Islam and its historical perspective” followed by drinks and an Iranian buffet.

OUSP member, Brigitte Adès (Worcester, 1982), political journalist and author, will talk to us on Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 from 7:15pm on the highly topical subject of

How to prevent the fundamentalist drift in Europe by putting a better emphasis on the different facets of Islam and its historical perspective.

Her talk will be held in the prestigious Hôtel de l’Industrie, an historic landmark of the Place Saint-Germain des Prés, at no. 4, and will be followed by drinks and an Iranian buffet.

Brigitte has been the UK Bureau Chief of the Foreign affairs journal, Politique Internationale for over 25 years and Editor-in-Chief of its website. She has specialised in exclusive interviews with heads of State and international leaders and has contributed to newspapers and magazines such as Le Point, Le Figaro magazine, the International  New York Times, Les Echos and the Huffington Post. Until recently, she was a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

Brigitte has written a first novel, “Les exilés du Paradis”, published in French in June of last year, which is about two young Franco-Iranians in search of their identity living between London and Paris, which treats the theme of her talk in a fictionalised way.

After her talk, Brigitte will sign copies of her book which members can purchase at a discounted price.

The Hôtel de l’Industrie is the seat of the Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale which had it built in 1851. It has since been a centre for fostering scientific and technical innovation, notably financing the Lumière brothers’ first film which was shown there for the very first time, and the early work of Pierre and Marie Curie. It has also hosted over the years a variety of political and cultural meetings and world famous personalities, as well as the “Club Saint-Germain”, a post War reference in the world of jazz.

The cost of the event is €40pp.

If you wish to participate, please complete and return, at the latest by 9th. November, the attached Registration Form to Carol Amouyel Kent by e-mail at magnus.imp@gmail.com, indicating

  • either that you are paying by bank transfer
  • or that you will post a hard copy of the form together with your cheque, made out to OUSP,  to Carol at 16 avenue de la Grande Armée, 75017 Paris.


14 November, 2018
19:15 CET
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Oxford University Society of Paris