Bannière Talks in English
Thursday 05 March 2020 - 19.00

We are pleased to host journalist and broadcaster Alex Taylor to discuss ideas of "Britishness" and "Frenchness" , himself having both nationalities.

British identity was one of the main factors which led to Brexit, and yet it is not well understood in France, where the concepts of nationality and citizenship are very different from those across the channel.

Some French people are surprised, for example, when they find out that people in the UK don't have to have their identity papers on them at all times or that some British citizens are not allowed to vote in elections.

Come along and find out more....

What is "Talks in English "? 

Talks in English is a series of monthly talks given in English and based on different themes. Talks are delivered by our teachers as well as external speakers. Information on upcoming sessions is available on our website and our social networks. Talks are open and free for all students as well as members of the public (subject to seat availability).

Refreshments are served after each talk to give participants a chance to practise their English during informal networking.

Speaker's biography

photo of alex taylor with glasses, british journalist working in france

Alex Taylor


Alex Taylor defines himself as a European journalist. He has been producing and presenting programmes about Europe on French TV and radio for 30 years. He was Programme Director of Radio France Internationale. He has also hosted over 1 000 international conferences and conventions, and is the author of several books - one a best seller on the wonderful world of languages (Bouche Bée, Tout Ouïe) and more recently Brexit : L’Autopsie d’une illusion (both at JC Lattès). He became French in 2017.


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