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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.

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Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Société will be a talk by Cédric Cabanne on 13 February 2021 by Zoom at 19.30. The title of the talk is "Une histoire des maisons closes ou maisons de tolérance". This is the talk which Cédric was due to give last March, but which had to be postponed.

The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out by the Secretary on the Friday before the meeting.

Christmas Quiz Answers Evening
This was held by Zoom on Saturday 9 January. John Martin provided the questions for this email quiz and about 15 members provided (most of) the answers.

Christmas Quiz:
A Christmas Quiz was held by Zoom on Friday 11 December. Annick and Françoise provided the questions and about 15 members provided the answers.

                        Programme of the Societe for 2020-21

Our programme has been designed to conform to the Welsh Government's current rules on meetings during the pandemic. It may therefore be subject to change; notice will be given of any changes.

Events will be held approximately once per month. In autumn 2020 we will have some outdoor social events, taking advantage of the rules in Wales which permit gatherings of up to 30 people outdoors.

Our first two events were walks; the first was in Cosmeston Country Park on 7 October (for Vale residents) and the second was in Bute Park on 14 October (for Cardiff residents). Both were well-attended and the dry and sunny weather was much appreciated. Further walks are planned and these will be advertised. Like the first walks, we will choose locations which offer easy walking and where cafes and toilets are open. They will be scheduled for a weekday near the beginning of the week; in the event of a bad weather forecast they may be postponed until later in the week.

After New Year we will have a mixture of social events and talks given by some of our favourite conferenciers. If Insole Court has re-opened for meetings, these talks will be held there. Otherwise they will take the form of video lectures via Zoom.

Since we did not complete last year's programme and since this year's programme will be limited, we will enrol all existing members for a further twelve months at no charge.

We look forward to meeting up again and hope that many members will be able to join us on this week.

For details of planned meetings for the rest of the year, please refer to the Programme page.

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.

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