Michael Brammagh after his presentation on Wednesday 13th January 2016 - for another picture taken from his presentation have a look at Past Events


Huddersfield French Circle welcomes anyone with a love of France and its language and culture who has access to Huddersfield Town Hall once a month and who has some knowledge of the French language.

We meet for a presentation given in French on a diverse range of subjects, some but not all related to France, followed by conversation with other Circle members in French or in English whichever is your preference.

Most Circle members are English but we do have one regular French attendee and long standing member and welcome others from time to time. New members are most welcome but just come along as a Visitor one month to see if you meetings are of interest to you. You can find out more about the 'when' and 'where' on the Venue page - click on the link on the right.

updated 25th January, 2018

For our first meeting Circle Member and French National Jeannette Short treated us to a presentation entitled: 'Accident, Suicide ou Crime de Village? - Un petit Roman bien Français'
Jeannette led us into believing we were to be the detectives who would solve the mystery of why Le Sagouin (of François Mauriac's novel of the same name) had died. In reality there was no way to solve the mystery but just to form one's own opinion. We were enthralled and Jeannette led us around and about the story and the characters of a story full of pathos and good characterisation and historical narrative too. So very many thanks to Jeannette. It was a really interesting evening and we all enjoyed it so much.

This was a very good start to 2018.


In February, Chris Pateman , very recently returned from six weeks or so in the Sudan and Egypt, will talk to us not about this latest trip, but about an earlier one, in a presentation entitled: 'L'Ancienne Route du Thé à Cheval du Laos à Tibet'
Chris's presentations are always interesting and often controversial, but also well attended. We look forward to it and thank you, Chris.


We had a lovely year in 2017 and thank you to all those members who are involved in helping to run events, a big thank you to our 'conférenciers', and thank you too to those of you who aren't involved in organising but who attend our meetings appreciatively. It's no good organising something after all, if there is no appreciative audience!

On the 'Past Events' of this website, you can find a brief summary of each meeting together with photos of the speakers where applicable and also links to 'galleries' of pictures of some of the summer events.


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If you would like to know more about Huddersfield French Circle or require information on any of the particular events listed, then do please e-mail our Secretary or myself the Website Manager via either of the e-mail links which follow:

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Jeannette Short during her presentation on Le Sagouin