• French Events & Workshops in Oxford

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    French Events & Workshops in Oxford

Trustee recruitment !

We are actively looking to recruit an additional Trustee to join the Board. If you think you
have the interest, the energy, the ideas and a little time to commit to furthering the
promotion of the French language and all francophone cultures, literature, music and food
then we would be pleased to hear from you.

  • How to candidate
    • Please email trustees@af-oxford.org with a short covering letter
      outlining your reasons for wishing to join the Board and your relevant experience.

Online French book club

Join us on the 18th September to talk about “Réparer les vivants” written by Maylis de Kerangal. A novel about organ donation in which Maylis de Kerengal tackles this delicate subject through poetic and touching language. Simon Linges is 19 years old when his parents are confronted with the question of organ donation.

  • Saturday 18th September
  • 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Online with Zoom
  • £12

Soirée cinéma

Come and watch comedies, romances and historical dramas, selected especially for you, from the best of contemporary and classic French-speaking cinema. Moteur! Action!

  • Every 2nd Friday of the month
  • Starts on Friday 8th October 2021
  • 8pm-10pm
  • St Margaret’s Institute, 30 Polstead Road OX2 6TN
  • £6 incl. class of wine

Scented walk through Corsica workshop

Be transported virtually to the Ile de Beauté on this special olfactory tour of Corsica, with scent samples sent to you ahead of the workshop.

  • Saturday, 16 October 2021
  • 10:30am-11:30am : workshop in ENGLISH

  • 11:30am-12:30pm : workshop in FRENCH – Intermediate and advanced levels

  • Online with Zoom
  • £12 incl. the scent samples

Les Misérables screening

Special screening organised in collaboration with the Maison Française d’Oxford.

  • Les Misérables is a provocative insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police in the suburbs of Paris.
  • The movie will be introduced by Prof. Yves Sintomer
  • Tue, 2 November 2021
    20:00 – 22:00 GMT
  • Maison Française d’Oxford,
    2-10 Norham Road
    Oxford OX2 6SE
  • FREE
  • GCSE Speaking workshop

    Come and practice your speaking skills in this intensive workshop; we will work on pronunciation and master the photo analysis and dialogues.

    • Monday 25th October 2021
    • For students in year 10-11.
    • 10am-12.30pm
    • Alliance française d’Oxford, 30 Polstead Road OX2 6TN
    • £35

    Gallic Grumpiness from Astérix to the Gilets Jaunes !

    Explore this famous French trait through historical examples, while practicing your language skills and refine your ability to develop arguments.

    • 6 weeks sessions of 1h30 from Thursday 4th November 2021
    • 11am-12:30pm
    • Online with Zoom
    • Intermediate and advanced levels
    • £126

    How the British popularised the "French Riviera"

    Take a historical stroll down the Promenade des Anglais with Lord Brougham & Queen Victoria, as they fall in love with the climate of the Côte d’Azur and make it the popular destination it is today. Yvan Gastaut is an historian and lecturer at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

    • Monday 22nd November
    • 6pm-7pm
    • Online with Zoom
    • Intermediate and advanced levels
    • FREE

    French A-level scholarship Opportunity

    The Trustees’ A-Level Scholarship Award is a prestigious award for sixth form students of French and is intended to recognise a potential for excellence. It is open to current students at school or sixth form college in Oxford or the surrounding area sitting French A-level exams in Summer 2023. The Scholarship comprises up to five terms of free group tuition to support a candidate’s current French A-Level studies.
    The current value of this Scholarship is approximately £1200.

    • To apply please submit the following to trustees@af-oxford.org by 22 October 2021 with the subject “Scholarship Application”.
      – The following application form (completed and scanned)
      – Proof of identity (such as a photocopy of a passport)
      – A video presentation of up to 3 minutes (in French!) telling us why you should be the recipient of the Trustees’ A-Level Scholarship Award.

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