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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Monday 15th of August 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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Programme Cooperation


France in the British Mind
Sat 08 May 
Ciné lumière - Institut français - LONDON
Academic Cooperation


How and why have the British appropriated the French language and culture? What impact has this produced in cinema, between academics? From the 18th century to the Second World War, this overview will explore the complex relationship between the two countries including Scotland and reveals much about the establishment of the Institut français. This one-day conference open to all will include various speakers from the UK and from France: Prof. Robert Tombs (University of Cambridge), Prof. Jean-Yves Mollier (Université de Versailles), Chistophe Dupin (BFI), Prof. Michèle Cohen (Richmond American International University in London), Prof. Hilary Footitt (University of Reading) and Dr Amy Wygant (University of Glasgow).

sat 8 may | 10.00am – 4.00pm | free
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The conference will be complimented by a special screening of L'Anglaise et le duc (dir. Eric Rohmer) at 6.00pm.


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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.