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February 2021

Oxford and Cambridge Paris Poetry and Prose Reading

24 February @ 19:00 - 20:30 CET
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free

Following the successful experiment in January, OUSP and CamSoc Paris propose to hold another joint virtual prose and poetry reading on Wednesday February 24th. It will take place on Zoom. This event is open & without charge to all members of both societies. Please register on the Oxford or Cambridge web site to participate. Each reader should plan to come with one modern and one classical reading, each of 3 to 5 minutes (maximum) long. Anything written in the last…

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March 2021

David Willetts – The Past and Future of Universities

15 March @ 19:00 - 20:30 CET
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free

The Rt Hon. Lord Willetts FRS is the President of the Resolution Foundation. He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant (1992-2015), as Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and previously worked at HM Treasury and the No. 10 Policy Unit. David Willetts will begin by setting out the very different histories of universities In France and England, especially the pre-eminence of Oxbridge to explain some of the very significant and continuing differences between higher education in the two…

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How can business benefit from the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement? Opportunities and Challenges

24 March @ 19:00 - 20:30 CET
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement was hailed as the resolution to the long-running negotiations between Britain and the EU just before Christmas. But how should my business be using it? Is it as effective as businesses would like in the key areas that affect them? How can my business seize any opportunities? These questions and many more are at the front of our minds as everyone tries to work out what the Agreement really means. We are delighted to…

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April 2021

Robert W Hanning – Stories for an Uncertain World

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

The social fabric of human communities is woven primarily from the creation, transmission, and reception of stories.  Is it merely an accident that Western Europe’s two greatest tale collections originated within a long generation of each other, or is there something important we can learn about the culture of late medieval European civilization from a comparison of Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron (1350s) and Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1380s-early 1390s)?  In fact, for all their differences, the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales…

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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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