We are 100 years old!

In 2010, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni (The French Institute in the UK) is celebrating its centenary with a series of special events.

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Sunday 26th of June 2022

Meeting of minds

A series of encounters, ‘les dialogues du centenaire’, bring together well known British and French authors and film directors to discuss a wide range of challenging topics.

Cinéma, an act of love

Ciné lumière will screen a special series of films to mark the Institute's 100th birthday. Read more

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Meeting of Minds

Les Dialogues du Centenaire

The Institut will put special emphasis on cross-cultural exchange, which it has always encouraged. A series of encounters, ‘les dialogues du centenaire’, will bring together well known British and French authors and film directors to discuss a wide range of challenging topics.

Wed 20 Jan
07.30 pm
Hisham Matar on History, Identity & ViolenceMédiathèque - Institut français
Wed 03 Feb
07.30 pm
Quentin Blake and Bruno Heitz on Children's LiteratureMédiathèque - Institut français
Wed 10 Feb
07.30 pm
Pierre Assouline and Richard Holmes on Writing BiographiesMédiathèque - Institut français
Wed 03 Mar
07.30 pm
Text and the City: Paris and LondonMédiathèque - Institut français
Wed 10 Mar
07.30 pm
Child Psychoanalysis: A Franco-British Comparative StudyMédiathèque - Institut français
Wed 17 Mar
07.30 pm
Dominique Manotti and Joan Smith on the Political Crime NovelMédiathèque - Institut français
Wed 24 Mar
07.30 pm
Historical Evolutions in the Twentieth Century: French and British Perspectives on StalinismMédiathèque - Institut français
Wed 14 Apr
07.30 pm
William Boyd and Marc Dugain on LiteratureMédiathèque - Institut français
Tue 11 May
07.30 pm
100 ans de poésie françaiseMédiathèque - Institut français

Academic Cooperation

Fri 05 Feb
Franco-British University PartnershipsCiné lumière - Institut françaisLONDON
Fri 12 Feb
French Studies in the UK : Today and TomorrowBritish AcademyLONDON
Sat 08 May
France in the British MindCiné lumière - Institut françaisLONDON

History, Building Bridges

A look at the history of relations between France and the UK. Read more

Musique en Fanfare

Programme of concerts and live events culminating with the Exhibition Road Music Day in June.

Le Français à l'honneur

We will celebrate the French language with our Francophone and educational partners. Read more

Arts Calling

In the fields of visual & performing arts, the centenary will extend far beyond the Institut.