Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

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…

Find out more »

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,…

Find out more »

September 2021

Peter Elliott – The ‘art’ of self-publishing: a view by a Trinity lawyer, an escapist into history

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

Peter will tell a story of a Cambridge Law tripos student, who should have read history, but devoted a career to law, and then in retirement switched back to his first love, history. From his rustic base in the Languedoc, far from sophisticated libraries, Peter carries out most of his research remotely. He will cover: use of archives, libraries, databases; building a network relating to the subject and topic; - combining text and image to tell a story; he art…

Find out more »

A walk along the Aqueduc Médicis to the Observatoire

12 September @ 10:00 - 13:00 CEST
Parc Montsouris, 2 rue Gazan
Paris, 75014 France
+ Google Map
Free

George Young has developed a new walk which will follow the trace in Paris of the Aqueduc Médicis, constructed in the early 17th century to supply water to among other things Queen Marie de Médicis’ new palace of Luxembourg. It generally follows the line of the Roman aqueduct of which some remains may be seen. The route also passes by the Observatoire, and the Paris meridian used by the French until they finally accepted the Greenwich meridian in 1911! The walk…

Find out more »

Paris Freshers Welcome Drinks

19 September @ 14:00 - 17:00 CEST
Fondation Goodplanet, 1, Carrefour de Longchamp, Bois de Boulogne
Paris, 75116
+ Google Map
Free

The Cambridge Society of Paris is again taking part in the University’s world-wide program of events for those students who have recently been successful in gaining a place at Cambridge, whether as an Undergraduate or a Graduate. The aim is to give them an opportunity to meet other new students coming from France and to chat to members about their experience in Cambridge so they are better prepared on arrival in their College at the start of their first term.…

Find out more »

October 2021

Entrepreneurship and Building a Better World : Carbon13 – The Venture Builder for the Climate Emergency

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

Tackling climate change with entrepreneurship The story of the venture builder Carbon 13 Carbon 13 is a new accelerator based in Cambridge which focuses on delivering new ventures capable of reducing CO2(e) by > 10 million tonnes each (Carbon13 - The Venture Builder for the Climate Emergency). Chris Coleridge, CEO and founder of C13, will join us to present his vision for this unique accelerator program and the progress to date. You will also have a unique opportunity to hear…

Find out more »
+ Export Events