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The Societe Franco-Britannique De Cardiff was founded in 1906 with the object of ‘the promotion of friendly relations and mutual understanding between the peoples of France and Great Britain, primarily by encouraging the study of the French language and culture’. Today it continues to uphold this aim with a programme of lectures, social events and visits.

Film Evening Saturday 25 January 2020

Please note that this meeting will start promptly at 18.15 since the film is just under 2 hours long.

The film chosen for this evening is Les Diaboliques by Henri-Georges Clouzot (1955) with Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse and Véra Clouzot.


Dans une institution destinée à l'éducation des jeunes garçons, Christina et Nicole, respectivement épouse et maîtresse du directeur Michel Delasalle, s'associent afin d'assassiner l'homme qu'elles ont fini par haïr. Mais quelques jours après leur méfait ...

NB! Change of Meeting Time for 2019-20 Season

The Societe meets on Saturday evenings in Insole Court, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, CF5 2LN. Access is via Fairwater Road. There is ample, free parking. As Insole Court no longer accept bookings after 21.00, it has been decided that for the 2019-20 season meetings will start one hour earlier than previously.

Lectures will be held in the Billiards Room and will start at 18.15, except where indicated otherwise.

Film Evenings will be held in the Carriage House Hall and will start at 18.00, except where indicated otherwise.

Social Evenings will be held in the Carriage House Hall and will start at 18.15, except where indicated otherwise.

programme of lectures The programme of lectures runs from October to May. Lectures, on a variety of topics, are given in French by experienced speakers. These and other meetings will take place in Insole Court, Llandaff, on Saturday evenings at 6.00 or 6.15 pm, except where indicated otherwise.
social events Social events take place throughout the year: Fête de Noël, Fête des Rois, Mardi Gras, Fête de Printemps, and the Fête Nationale in July.
annual trip to France Each year in spring or summer there is a week’s trip to France. Follow this link to see pictures from trips in previous years.
visite surprise Each year, usually in July, the Society organises an outing in an attractive location in the UK.
bird song walk In spring the Society plans to organise an early-morning bird-song walk in a local park.
centenary year In 2006-7 the Society celebrated its centenary and a 60-page illustrated history of the Society was produced. Follow this link to see the special centenary year programme.
history Two illustrated histories of the Society have been placed online, as well as the illustrated text of a talk on the early years of the Society given in 2018. Follow this link to download a copy of any of these documents.
data privacy The Society has adopted a Data Privacy policy in line with the 2018 GDPR requirements. Follow this link to see further details or to download a copy of the policy document.

Membership is open to all who share the aims of the Society and visitors are welcome to all our meetings and events. Annual membership costs £22 and the visitor fee is £5 per meeting. Reductions apply to students and retired people.

Throughout its existence, the Society has been affiliated to the Alliance Française. The Society is a registered charity, no. 1056433.

l'Alliance Française logoAffiliated to the Alliance Française de Londres

Original artwork by Marcel Ragody, President of the Society in 1912