Monthly Archives: January 2016

Ambassador invites Kent MA students to reception at official Residence

University of Kent, Paris students were welcomed by Her Majesty’s Ambassador Sir Peter Ricketts, GCMG GCVO at his official Paris Residence for an evening reception to mark the start of term.
Sir Peter, who is an honorary graduate of the University, enjoyed meeting new MA students as well as staff.
Students were invited on a tour of the Residence, known officially as the Hôtel de Charost, built in the early eighteenth century and once the home of Napoléon Bonaparte’s sister Pauline Borghese. This stately urban mansion was purchased by the Duke of Wellington after Bonaparte’s fall from power, and has been the site of British diplomatic services ever since. The Hôtel de Charost is located just a few doors down from the Presidential Élysée Palace.
Kent guests were invited to tour elegant reception rooms downstairs, and were also offered a rare chance to visit the ambassador’s private study, the Duff Cooper Library, complete with trap door.
After the tour students were invited to a champagne reception hosted by the ambassador and his wife Lady Suzanne Ricketts.
Paris MA students were accompanied by Professor Peter Brown, Academic Director (Paris programmes), Professor Peter Read (SECL), Professor David Welch (History), Professor Catherine Waters (English), Dr Carine Fréville (English), and Dr Derek Ryan (English).


Kent Open event at Paris Centre in February 2016

The University of Kent is holding an open house at its Paris Centre for any prospective students interested in our undergraduate or postgraduate programmes offered at our locations in the UK and on the European continent.

Please join us on Wednesday, 17 February from 17.00-19.00 for a chance to meet staff and find out more about our academic programmes and student life. Please let us know you are planning to attend by booking your place here:

If you have any queries regarding postgraduate programmes in Paris, or would like to visit the Centre on another day, please contact Paris Centre staff directly (