Associated French Circles

Welcome to our site

On the page entitled "Conférences sur Zoom", you will find a list of talks given in French by professional lecturers; to attend these talks, contact the person whose name and e-mail address are mentioned in the "Contact Cercle" column.

Joining a virtual lecture costs £5 per person/household

Joining a virtual lecture organized by a French Circle is free if you are a member of that Circle.

Some Circles offer free participation to two members of other French Circles' Committees. Ask the Organizing Circle's point of contact for details.

Circles/societies/clubs/alliances offering virtual or face-to-face talks are listed below, under the heading: "List of French Circles in the United Kingdom". To discover their programmes, click on their names.

Voltaire's anglophilia

The comedians of French cinema

The twentieth century as "drawn" by Tintin

The singer and the poet, Jean Ferrat and Louis Aragon


Marie Curie

Saint-Exupéry - Mysteries and revelations

Josephine Baker

Sofia Fyodorovna Rostopchina, Countess of Segur

A FEW LECTURERS

Born in Grenoble, Thierry holds a Master's degree in Applied Foreign Languages and is a very popular lecturer

Émilie is a very talented concert pianist. She was born in Aix-en-Provence and holds a PhD in "Music in Modernist literature"

Annie was born in a suburb of Paris. She made a career in the United Nations. Her diplomas include a Master's degree in English and academic qualifications in Russian

Isabelle speaks and teaches French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish. She is also the President of the French Circle of Winchester

Catherine Greensmith

An Academic and one of the Alliance's long-standing lecturers, Catherine does not offer virtual talks but she visits interested centres. Her main themes concern the History of Art.

Germaine Jones


Born in Lyon, Germaine holds a Licence-ès-Lettres and has been awarded the insignia of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques. She is a writer and a long-standing lecturer. Guest speaker (Scotland Yard, Radio4) and a beginner in the field of virtual talks..




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List of French Circles in the United Kingdom

The French Circles/Alliances and the Society listed below invite you to join their lectures on Zoom. To discover their programmes, click on their names. (Refer to the first list of Circles appearing under "Liste des cercles français")

The Circles marked with a * are affiliated with the Alliance Française de Londres

The Circles listed below prefer to offer their lectures to their members and local visitors only. If you live in the region that they cover, contact them directly. By clicking on their names, you will have access to their websites and to the conditions of registration. (Refer to the second list of Circles appearing under "Liste des cercles français")

The Circles marked with a * are affiliated with the Alliance Française de Londres


The following map is kindly provided by Cédric Marx (Secretary and Treasurer of the French Circle of Richmond). To visit the sites of French Circles, go to page "Liste des cercles" and click on the name of the Circle you are interested in.

WORKSHOPS


To increase your knowledge of the French language, why not join one of our workshops?

Led by Thierry Viennois, these workshops are held between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on the dates indicated in the "Ateliers" section of this website. The cost is £10 for a 2-hour session or £50 for 6 sessions (12 hours of tuition).

If you are interested, please contact Thierry directly at the following address: tviennois@aol.com


See calendar under "Ateliers"