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April 2021

Hot Topics for Top Minds

21 April @ 20:00 - 21:00 CEST
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free

The Society's fourth quarterly virtual meeting to debate topics considered to be of interest by the participants, proposed in advance, will be held on Wednesday 21st April 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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Katie Derham – The Great Silence… the power of music during the pandemic

27 April @ 19:00 - 20:30 CEST
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free

The face of the BBC Proms, Katie has been presenting the BBC’s coverage of the yearly musical extravaganza for the past eleven years. With a career in broadcasting spanning over two decades, Katie has collected an impressive number of credits, working as an award winning journalist and presenter in both radio and television. She regularly presents the drive time show, In Tune, on BBC Radio 3, interviewing the biggest names in music and the arts, and in 2019 joined forces with…

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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

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

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

Martin Rees – The World in 2050 – and Beyond

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

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

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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