Upcoming Events

Literature in Time n°6 : Emile Zola

To join our next literary 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 26th of January.

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

Texte 1. Extrait de Thérèse Raquin

Texte 2. Villégiature

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

26 January 2021
5:00 pm
£8 (for membres) - £10 (for non membres)
Book Club n°4 : Un Barrage contre le Pacifique - Marguerite Duras

Inspired largely by her own adolescence in French Indochina, Duras wrote this novel in 1950, just after divorcing her first husband and remarrying. The story presents a widow living with her two children. Their living conditions are deplorable : The mother, disillusioned after seeing her dams destroyed by the invincible Pacific and harassed by a corrupt administration, begins to sink into madness.

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

1 March 2021
4:00 pm
£8 (for membres) - £10 (for non membres)
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 …. !