Launched by the Institut français in 2017, the Night of Ideas is a global project staged simultaneously in Paris, London and worldwide.
For this year’s edition, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Scientific Department and the Cultural Department of the French Embassy have put together a thought-provoking programme inspired by the Power to the Imagination slogan of the Paris May 1968 protests, crossing French, British and European perspectives and exploring the latest ideas behind issues central to our times.



Institut français du Royaume-Uni
17 Queensberry Place
London SW7 2DT

Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus, via the Exhibition Road Entrance
London SW7 2AZ

The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, The V&A Museum,
Cromwell Road, via the Exhibition Road Entrance
London, SW7 2RL



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Press enquiries

Natacha Antolini : natacha.antolini@institutfrancais.org.uk – 020 7871 3520

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Call for Volunteers

Take part in the adventure of the Night of Ideas and join our wonderful team of volunteers. You’ll get a chance to be on the team for a tremendous programme of debates, performances and gigs!
For more info & to participate, send an email by 14 Jan to: books@institutfrancais.org.uk