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Our programme of events

23/10/2020

Thierry VIENNOIS

Le XXe siècle « dessiné » par Tintin

Almost a century ago, a comic-strip reporter sprung from Hergé’s imagination, much to the delight of the young and not-so-young who were fascinated by the endurance and tenacity of this young man who is as fresh today as he ever was. He has taken us to the four corners of the earth (and even to the moon). Through his investigations he took on the various kinds of prejudice and ills of our civilisation. In this talk we’ll accompany him, with his naïve and benevolent outlook on life, and with his friends Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus (Tournesol), Thomson and Thompson (Dupont and Dupond), and last but not least his ever-faithful companion Snowy (Milou). Free access for members. £5 for visitors. Registration necessary (forms available under Download).

06/11/2020

French Conversation [via Zoom]

Groups of 8 to 10 people. Members only.

20/11/2020

Paul SMITH

Un présidentiable peut en cacher un autre : la longue marche vers l’Élisée 2022 [In French, via Zoom]

There are still eighteen months to go before the presidential election of 2022, and yet candidacies are starting to emerge or to evaporate. Who are the potential candidates, real or false? Will there be primaries? Is a second-round run-off between Macron and Le Pen inevitable (or is it even to be desired?). Free access for members. £5 for visitors. Registration necessary (forms available under Download).

04/12/2020

Alastair CLARK

Londres – Paris par L’Avenue Verte [in French, via Zoom]

The Avenue Verte is a cycle route linking Paris and London via quiet roads, dedicated cycle lanes and disused railway tracks. Alastair will share with you his experience of this route taken with members of his family. Free access for members. £5 for visitors. Registration necessary (forms available under Download).

11/12/2020

Fête de Noël virtuelle [sur Zoom]

A virtual Christmas celebration. Bring your own food and drink! Members only.