At the Heart of French Culture and French Language In Derby

We are interested in all things French!

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Who are we?

We live in Derby and surrounding areas and we meet to engage in activities related to the French language and French-speaking countries: conversation, quizzes and games, social and cultural evenings, talks from experts. We meet roughly once a fortnight between October and May.

The origins of Derby French Circle go back to 1924, and the current Circle was relaunched in 1960 by Dr. Ken Burnett. The Circle is affiliated to the Alliance française de Londres, one of the most renowned French language centres in London.

The Alliance Française de Londres is proud to support French Circle affiliates throughout the country, offering a programme of talks and socio-cultural events. A global network of similar organisations works with us for the mutual enrichment of our cultures.

The Circle is grateful to the University of Derby for financial support from their Community Fund.