Night of Ideas at the Institut Français
08 February 2024, 6:00 pm–11:30 pm
The Institut Français has announced its programme of free debates and workshops for its upcoming Night of Ideas, held in partnership with UCL and the European Institute.
This event is free.
Institut français du Royaume-Uni17 Queensberry PlaceLondonSW7 2DT
Now a worldwide project, the Night of Ideas is a highly anticipated event in London. Crossing French and British perspectives, it tackles the latest ideas of our time and engages audiences through free debates and workshops with 30 leading figures.
This year's event is organised in partnership with the UCL European Institute and UCL.
The designated theme for this year’s edition is Fault Lines, inviting us to consider the instances in which historical events cross over with our most intimate selves, especially in light of the recent environmental, geopolitical and technological upheavals affecting the world.
Nancy Huston, whose novel’s title, Fault Lines, has inspired this year’s main theme, will open the Night. Leading experts, scientists, thinkers, academics and students, will come together to discuss contemporary issues and share their visions for a brighter future.
In the run-up to the Night of Ideas, a film season, Before the Night, echoes the different themes while a Little Night invites young people to take part in workshops and pupils from British and French schools to reflect on the main topics.