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.

Home Honorary Committee
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

Your digital Institute

In May, Culturethèque has been launched, giving public UK-wide access to new cultural and educational resources.
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Visit Culturethèque

Honorary Committee: Institut français du Royaume-Uni Centenary

Lady Soames, LG, DBE
Baroness O’Neill, CBE, Nuffi eld Foundation Chairman
Lady Jay, CBE, l’Oréal UK Vice-President
Sir Howard Davies, London School of Economics Director
Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Barbican Managing Director
Sir Stuart Bell MP
Sir Colin Lucas, British Library President
Mr Dominic Grieve QC MP
Mr Graham Robb, Writer
Mr Mark Jones, Victoria and Albert Museum Director
Mr Christopher MacLehose, Publisher
Professor Michael Worton, University College London Vice-Provost
Mr Lionel Barber
, Financial Times Editor
M. Vincent de Rivaz, EDF Energy CEO
Mr Colin Matthews, British Airports Authority CEO


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.