Upcoming Events

Literature in time n°3 : Marguerite Yourcenar

To join our next session follow the informations below.

Step 1: Contact Gaël at info.alliance.cam@gmail.com, so that we can send you a zoom link for the session of the 10th of November.

Step 2: Read the four texts we have selected. You can find them by clicking here :

Texte 1. Vous ne saurez jamais

Texte 2. Le poème du joug  

Texte 3. Le miel inaltérable  

Texte 4. Cantilène pour un joueur de flûte aveugle

Step 3 : Once you have received your zoom link by mail, you will be able to join the session on the 10th of November, at 5:15pm.

10 November 2020
5:15 pm
£8 (for membres) - £10 (for non membres)
Meet the author Val Reiyel

Irineï et le Grand Esprit du Mammouth is a wonderful story, taking the reader through the heart of Siberia to Los Angeles. Irineï is a young boy who, by his powers of connection with invisible worlds, brings back to life a mammoth extracted by American palaeontologists from the frozen Siberian soil and taken to the United States.

Full of suspense and humour, this novel also promotes animal protection and taking care of Nature.

The book is available on the Culturethèque platform

You will find here a video presentation of the Novel by the Author

Contact Gaël at info.alliance.cam@gmail.com to join us on the 25th November, 5pm and meet the Author!


25 November 2020
5:00 pm
Book Club n°2 - Réparer les vivants - Maylis de Kerangal

Our second session will focus on the novel of Maylis de Kerangal, Réparer les vivants. The book chronicles the events following the death of 19-year-old Simon Limbres in a car accident. It focuses on the transplantation of Simon’s heart and how it affects those involved in the process, over the course of twenty-four hours.

To join us, or to get any more information, please write an email to our cultural team at info.alliance.cam@gmail.com


30 November 2020
4:00 pm
£8 - Booking required.
The Grander View - Lecture by Stefan Marciniak

Light microscopy was already old when Victor Hugo pondered its “grander” view 150 years ago. Today, microscopy continues to develop…

The Alliance Française Cambridge joins with the Cambridge Festival and CIMR to suggest you a lecture led by Stefan Marciniak, professor or respiratory science at the university of Cambridge. We will try to answer to one question: “How modern microscopy illuminates a rare disease?”

Booking required at info.alliance.cam@gmail.com or call us +44 (0)1223 561854

27 March 2021
2:00 pm


July 2020

I enjoyed the talk on Friday given by Nicolas.  All praise to him for delivering it in such good English.


July 2020

Je voulais juste dire que moi aussi j’ai aimé ces petits amuse-bouche de la littérature française donnés au cours du book club en ligne pendant le confinement. C’était d’autant plus agréable que je pouvais y accéder de ma ville à 40 km de Cambridge! Merci Gaël pour vos explications sur les auteurs et les textes.


July 2020

Merci d’avoir mis en place le Book Club en ligne.  Je trouve que nos séances ont été réussies même chez Zoom, tout le monde a eu l’occasion de participer, même plus peut-être que dans notre situation normale. Le choix de courts morceaux – contes, poèmes – a donné la possibilité de beaucoup de variété dans la même heure, la discussion n’a pas tari, et merci à Gaël de nous avoir fourni tant de mises en scène.


July 2020

I have been happy with all the teachers we have had and all the subject matter – bottom line for me is that it is French and there is always something to learnI am also very much enjoying the Club de Lecture never having been able before Covid to attend.Gael is very ‘sympa ‘ and knowledgable.


July 2020

Je suis super-contente avec les clubs de lecture.  Félicitations à toute l’équipe – mais  surtout à Gaël …. !