The Next 70 Years? Re-thinking our Relationship with Europe

This year the city of Bristol is celebrating 70 years of twinning with Bordeaux and Hannover. These relationships were forged in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, putting Bristol at the forefront of a European project based not just on economic factors, but on shared humanitarian and cultural values.

The University of Bristol’s School of Modern Languages warmly invites you to join us  to explore those values and consider how they might be maintained and adapted for the future. We hope the view from Arts and Humanities subjects will help to refocus the debate about Bristol’s and the UK’s ongoing relationship with Europe in a positive, productive way. Please come along and share your views!

Location: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Social Sciences Complex, University of Bristol
Date & Times: Thursday 22nd June 2017 at 5.15 – 7.30pm
RSVP: Please register here


Opening statements from: Gino Raymond, Professor of Modern French Studies, Bristol and Rainer Schulze, Professor of English, Leibniz-Universität, Hannover

To be followed by a 15-minute break for wine and refreshments, then a panel discussion with audience Q&A. [chaired by Dr. Martin Hurcombe, Reader in French, University of Bristol]

Dr. Vera Castiglione (Deputy Language Director in Italian); Dr. Rajendra Chitnis (Senior Lecturer in Czech); Dr. James Hawkey (Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics); Mr. Jonas Langner (Language Director in German); and Mrs. Fabienne Vailes (Language Director in French)


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David Fay’s ‘Overcome in the Midst of the City’, Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux
Winner of the School of Modern Languages Year Abroad Photography Competition 2009
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