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About the Institut français d’Ecosse


Founded in 1946, the Institut français d’Ecosse is the Scottish outpost of the French Embassy in the United Kingdom. Within its Edinburgh base, it combines:

- A cultural venue with a seventy-seat theatre for shows, concerts, theatre plays, conferences, cinema screenings, and an art gallery
- A French-language centre with about 1,500 students per year, more than 150 classes and 15 teachers
- A resource centre both physical, with our multimedia library, and online, with the e-library Culturethèque.



The Institut français d’Ecosse has four major aims:

- To promote the French language, by providing a high-quality range of French courses for everyone, including businesses.
- To promote French culture in Scotland, by programming ambitious, inventive events in its building in Edinburgh. Thanks to film screenings, art exhibitions, concerts, artistic performances, and various other cultural events, the IFE aims to be a centre for French Culture on the Scottish stage.
- To encourage cross-cultural exchange between France and Scotland, in cooperation with Scottish Francophile institutions.
- To develop exchanges between France and Scotland in Education



We are publicly funded by the French Government, but in order to maintain and continue to offer a high quality, original and inventive programme of events we rely on donations and sponsorship. Find out how you can help to further develop the Institut français d’Ecosse on our Support page.



OUR TEAM


Laurence Païs
Consul General / Director of the Institut français d’Écosse


Philippe Sibeaud
Education Attaché / Director of Studies


Olivier Esposito
Deputy Consul / Secretary General


Anne Grévin
General Secretariat

Steven Calder
Language Centre Coordinator


Doriane Cote - Mathilde Soubeyran
Front Desk Officers


Catherine Guiat
Librarian


Solange Daufès
Cultural Development Officer


Faika Cansin Stewart
Communications Officer



OUR TEACHERS

Valérie Laplanche-Ferguson
Sylvain Blanche
Julien Virlogeux
Béatrice Malinowski
Catherine Ivic
Laurene Huck
Sarah Griot
Emily Calmé
Marianne Dupeux
Eva Wiseman
Mélina Jarzabek
Audrey Wawrzacz
Marie-Caroline Nivaigne
Anne-Sophie Zika
Héloïse Bernard
Franck Magloire
Fanny Lyet
Sarah Amadio
Chloé Guilpin



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