University of London Institute in Paris

9-11 rue de Constantine
75007 Paris

A celebratory evening at ULIP for alumni, friends and this year’s graduands

Join the University of London Institute in Paris for a special panel discussion, as part of the University of London's Leading Women initiative; marking 150 years since the University became the first to allow women in Britain access to higher education.

Hosted and chaired by Stella Beaumont, Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of London, the event will feature a fascinating debate and panel discussion entitled May 68 to Time’s Up: Fifty Years of Women in Revolt with Professor Sue Clayton and Dr Melissa Thackway. Together and with Stella Beaumont to guide the conversation, Sue and Melissa will be discussing their own experiences of social activism as women in the world and in the university.


18:00 Registration

18:30 Panel Discussion

19:30 Drinks and Canapés

Guest speakers

  • Professor Sue Clayton of Goldsmiths, University of London, has been producing and directing films for over 30 years. She has made a number of award-winning documentaries for UK Channel 4 and Central Television including the COMMODITIES series, TURNING JAPANESE, HOW TO SURVIVE LIFESTYLE and THEME PARK BRITONS, as well as fiction, including among others HEART SONGS, THE LAST CROP and THE DISAPPEARANCE OF FINBAR starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. All her films have won international awards including UK BAFTA, Madrid Film Festival, Tokyo Film Festival, Midnight Sun Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Philadelphia World Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival and many others. Her films have been screened globally on television networks. She has spent the last 24 months working full-time on the Calais issue as a journalist, film-maker and academic. While making CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER, she has featured regularly on ITV and Channel 4 national news, on BBC television, and been quoted numerous times in the Guardian and Independent on this story.
  • Dr Melissa Thackway of INALCO and Sciences Po is also an independent film-maker, academic and translator who has been living and working in France since the early 1990s. Author of the ground-breaking Africa Shoots Back: Alternative Representations in Sub-Saharan Francophone African Film" (2003), she has made a number of short documentary films, including PERMIS DE CONSTRUIRE (2008), PERMIS DE DEMOLIR (2005) and MYRHA-VILLE (2003).


Image credit: "La beauté est dans le rue" - Affiche - Sans tampon, Montpellier, Mai 1968• Crédits :  BnF, Département des Estampes et de la photographie / Wikipédia