Grenoble Welcomes British Ambassador
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the relations between sister cities Grenoble and Oxford. As part of the celebrations of this milestone of cooperation, the British Ambassador to France, Lord Edward Llewellyn, OBE, PC, will pay Grenoble a visit.

While in Grenoble, the ambassador will meet with university leadership and local government, as well as participating in exchanges with Grenoble scientists and the larger community. He will also give a public talk on the theme of French-British relations.

The UGA is proud to be a part of these relations, maintaining academic cooperation agreements with more than 40 UK schools and universities. Among these are several dual degrees (in computer science, cybersecurity, and literature) and joint sponsored projects (in online learning, public healthy, and recycled materials)

Scientific Cooperation at the Highest Level

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) will also host a two-day symposium with Oxford University, "30 Years of Collaborative Research in Advanced Materials and Biological Structures."

The two-day program will treat the past, present, and future of scientific cooperation between Oxford and Grenoble-Alpes, with a special focus on the high-tech research which is only possible at large-scale facilities like the ILL and the ESRF. Topics range from innovative materials science to advanced imaging techniques to artificial intelligence and more.

A Celebration of 30 Years of Collaboration and Exchange

All this May, the Grenoble-Oxford Alliance has organized activities celebrating our ties to the city of Oxford.

In addition to the rich scientific research collaboration with Oxford's world-famous university, the Alliance celebrates decades of shared culture, arts, and history between two amazing cities. French and English gardens are on the program, along with a friendly game of croquet; visual artists and musicians have also been able to work together, sharing techniques and expertise.

This weekend, May 25th and 26th, Grenoble's Ensemble Vocal Interlude will join the East Oxford Community Choir for a performance of music by Purcell and Charpentier.
Published on May 20, 2019
Updated on May 21, 2019