• French Events & Workshops in Oxford

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    French Events & Workshops in Oxford

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Spring Term Registrations

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Online French Book Club

Join us online to discuss “Les Fleurs du Mal” by Charles Baudelaire, a classic collection of intriguing poems dealing with emotions and conscience.

  • Saturday 9th January
  • 10:30am-12pm
  • Online with Zoom
  • £9

Nuit des Idées 2021

In the last couple of years, various cities and villages all over Europe have been welcoming migrants, working out localised, sustainable solutions.
The COVID 19 Pandemic has dramatically impacted the societies where these communities of migrants are trying to settle. With Thomas Lacroix (MFO) and Jaqueline Broadhead (COMPAS, Oxford University)

  • Friday 29th January
  • 6.00 pm
  • Online with Zoom
  • Free

Baudelaire Webinar

Join us for a conference on Charles Baudelaire by Dr Stephen Goddard, Lecturer in French at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. Learn more about the French author’s relationship with the Second Empire regime, and especially the Emperors, as evidenced by some of his classical works.

  • Friday 5th February
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Online with Zoom
  • Free

NEW! The Alliance's Fashion Week

For the first time, the Alliance Française is going to organise its own Fashion Week ! Join us for a Café Philo about luxury and a very special Book Club with the author herself, Marie-Noëlle Demay (“Le crocodile devenu le sac à main de Karl Lagerfeld” – 2018)

From 20th February to 26th February 2021

Online French Book Club

Join us online to discuss “Le bal des Folles” by Victoria Mas and dive into 19th century Paris to attend the “Bal des Folles” (or Madwoman’s Ball), where upper-class Parisians meet women incarcerated in the notorious asylum l’Hospice de la Salpetrière. This thriling novel questions the status of women in French society. A film is being adapted from the book.

  • Saturday 6th February
  • 10:30am-12pm
  • Online with Zoom
  • £9

Online French Book Club

Join us to discuss “Nulle part dans la maison de mon père” by Assia Djebar (first North African author to be elected to the Académie Française) and travel to Algeria with a young girl in the process of emancipation and moving between the world of the colonized to the world of the colonizer.

  • Saturday 6th March
  • 10:30am-12pm
  • Online with Zoom
  • £9

Café Philo

Come and discuss in French the great philosophical authors and their ideas. Starting with short excerpts of original works, we will debate ideas in a convivial atmosphere.

Our only pay-as-you-go class.

  • Every Friday
  • First sessions online. The Café might be switched onsite during the course of the Spring term depending on UK covid measures and regulations.
  • £7

French Story Time

Every other Saturday, join us the afternoon with tales and readings for all ages, followed by a fun craft activity.


TV5 Monde

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Assemblée générale

Notice of AGM 2021: All members of the association Alliance Française Oxford are invited to the AGM on March 16, 2021 at 6:30pm.