Ruth Hetherington explores the joy of getting to know cultures different to our own.
Teargas & Truncheons: Experiencing Pandemic Protests in Paris The proudest boulevard in France, the Champs-Elysée, was humbled into chaos in early February as Paris’s ongoing Ottawa-style, ‘Convoi de la Liberté’ or ‘Freedom Convoy,’ hit the French capital. *Please note, this article was written directly after the protest and, as such, some parts will reflect this.* […]
Macron takes a jab at the unvaccinated The President of France has found himself in hot water after vowing to “piss off“, or “emmerder“, those who are yet to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “I am not one for pissing off the French. However, when it comes to those who are unvaccinated, I really want […]
Fairytale of Grenoble: The Peaks of an Alpine Christmas Emily Cooper explores the best of the French Alps’ festivities in Grenoble and its surrounding areas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year: exam deadlines are fast-approaching, bookmakers are starting to take bets on the likelihood of a fourth (?) lockdown, and many among us […]
Unexepected Struggles of a Year in France Pippa Bourne describes the beginning of their abroad experience and settling into their host country, in the North-West of France. Moving away from home to go to university is one thing. Moving away from home to live in a foreign country for a minimum of five months is […]
Kanumera Creiche discusses the long and challenging relationship between the UK and France.
Stanley Murphy-Johns expands on a recent article by The Athletic detailing the causes that led to France’s unexpected exit from Euro 2020.
Coronavirus Roundtable: Toulouse Foreign Correspondent Ben Mirzoeff describes his experience of being in France at the time of the crisis and how it has affected him The city of Toulouse itself was not noticeably affected by COVID-19 before the strict national lockdown was enforced by the government. Stockpiling was not an issue at all and […]
Home is where the heart is: a Parisian Year Abroad cut short Sammy Cole, Foreign Correspondent in Paris, reflects on her curtailed year abroad and her bittersweet return Since returning from my year abroad in Paris about three weeks ago, my daily life has considerably changed. I am hugely grateful to be back with my […]
Foreign Correspondent in France, Ben Mirzoeff, gives an account of Yellow Vest protests in Toulouse, arguing that protests have now become normalised in the eyes of protesters and police.