Perhaps you noticed some recordings on Culturethèque from the “Maison Française d'Oxford”. A moustachioed philosopher talking about the human language or a chef and a chemist arguing about eggs in a glass of acid may already have caught your attention!
This content was made from events organised by this French research centre based in Oxford. Founded at the end of WWII to consolidate the links between the two sides of the Channel, in cultural as much as academic terms, it organises lectures, seminars and workshops around various subjects in the social sciences and humanities. Its events welcome high-level researchers from some of the most renowned universities in the world (Oxford, Cambridge, La Sorbonne, Princeton...).
A good way to learn more about a large range of subjects like WW II and the Resistance, French literature, the Enlightenment, History of Science... You can also access some of the French seminars organised all year long by the University of Oxford French sub-faculty.