The Event

Our Franco-British summit aims to analyse the current Franco-British relationship in the context of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the start WWI and the 110th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale. We have put together a programme of work, networking, visits and fun to allow students from all backgrounds to gain insights into the Franco-British couple.


Thursday Night - bus departure for the British Students

12h00-12h20 Introductory speech (Franco British Connections), Sorbonne Paris
12h20-13h10 Keynote by Michael Butcher on the “Cultural Difference of France & Great Britain”
13h10-13h15 Group Picture
13h15-14h10 Lunch
14h10-16h30 Workshops (to be held at Sciences Po, British Council & mairie du 7eme)
17h30-19h00 Reception at the Residence of the British Ambassador : speeches by HM Ambassador Sir Peter Ricketts, and Rear-Admiral Patrick Chevallereau, Deputy Secretary General of the Sea for France.

Assemblee NationaleSaturday
11h15-12h15 Visit of the Assemblee Nationale
12h15-15h00 Lunch & Free time
15h00-15h15 Debate opening by Prof. Barthélémy Jobert, President of Paris-Sorbonne
15h15-17h30 Debating amongst students in Sorbonne historical amphitheatre
19h30 Soiree (Organised externally – Cruise & Disco on Peniche – 10€ on the door)


Chateau de BreteuilSunday
9h30-13.30 Visit of the Chateau de Breteuil (where the Entente Cordiale was negotiated)

Return to London for the UK Students