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May 2021

The ups and downs in the life of a top civil servant close to the heart of Government

17 May @ 19:00 - 20:30 CEST
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free 32 tickets left

We invite you to join us in a presentation by Jonathan Slater, former Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education in London until summer 2020, when Boris decided to make a change. He is now now visiting Professor at King’s College and at Queen Mary University, London

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Oxford and Cambridge Poetry and Prose Reading

25 May @ 19:00 - 20:30 CEST
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free 14 tickets left

We are pleased to announce the third Oxford and Cambridge virtual prose and poetry reading on Tuesday 25th May at 7pm. It will take place on Zoom. This event is open & without charge to all members of both Societies. Please register on the Cambridge website to participate. This month, we have decided that we need to anticipate the end of the restrictions on our movements we have endured on and off for over a year now, but in particular…

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June 2021

“First Wednesday” Monthly Drinks – still on hold…

2 June @ 19:00 - 22:00 CEST
To Be Confirmed, Paris, France

We may be approaching the end of the tunnel. Bars may be allowed to serve outside, if they have a terrace, before the end of May. Indoor consumption may be permitted at some time in June. However, the way this is going to happen is still subject to the government's assessment of the decrease in Covid-19 cases and it is still too early to be able to restart our Monthly Drinks. This means there will not be a gathering on…

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Martin Rees – The World in 2050 – and Beyond

3 June @ 19:00 - 20:30 CEST
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free 25 tickets left

Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FRAS is a British cosmologist and astrophysicist. He has been Astronomer Royal since 1995 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2012 and President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010. Martin’s field is astronomy where he has achieved many important results, and recently Martin has founded the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University, where he studies the fundamental threats and risks to humanity. In his book, "On the Future: Prospects for Humanity" published in 2018, he…

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Dr Peter Hicks – Napoleon and the British, before and during St Helena

17 June @ 19:00 - 20:30 CEST
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free 32 tickets left

The first ever biographies of Napoleon were written not in French but in English, the only serious biographies of the Consul and later Emperor were written in the same language and during his lifetime. During both of his abdications and exiles, ‘Boney’ was frequently the subject of book, newspaper articles, etc. The exile on St Helena was to provide for the springboard for an obsession in the English-language world that lasts to this day. My talk will discuss this little-known,…

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July 2021

Hot Topics for Top Minds

21 July @ 20:00 - 21:00 CEST
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free 19 tickets left

The Society's fifth quarterly virtual meeting to debate topics considered to be of interest by the participants, proposed in advance, will be held on Wednesday 21st July 2021 from 8pm to 9pm. Places will be limited to a maximum of 20 so everyone is able to have their say on each topic. The critical thing is to have a range of interesting topics, which is down to you please. The topics can be on almost any subject – topical, scientific,…

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