• Short Summary

    It gives me great pleasure to accept the invitation of Lord ballantre Chairman of the British Council, to inaugurate this splendid new Cultural Centre.

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    It gives me great pleasure to accept the invitation of Lord ballantre Chairman of the British Council, to inaugurate this splendid new Cultural Centre.

    I am delighted that, after many years, 2 organisations, so long concerned with the diffusion of british culture and of the English language, should have come together in a building of such charm and distination in the centre of Paris.

    This, I am confident, will prove an excellent base for the work of the british Council throughout the whole of France - blessed as it is with a library of some 40,000 books, and well equipped to further mutual interest in the Arts, in language teaching, in science and medicine, and, perhaps most important of all, to help the promotion of exchanges between the young.

    For it is the young people of both our nations, united by the ties of friendship, who will play a vital part in the future of our world.

    I look forward especially to meeting students as well as staff, during the course of my visit to this Centre.

    As Chancellor of the University of London, I am happy in the knowledge that the Institute has the distinction of being the only part of our University which is established outside the United Kingdom.

    The Institute owes its continued success to the vision of many people.

    Lord Ballantrae has mentioned its indebtedness to past Ambassadors, and I pay my own tribute to them.

    But I am mindful, too, how much the Institute owes to the Rayne Foundation, and to the Chancellory of the Universities of Paris, in making possible much remarkable progress.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA29BU7ISNQQZRJAMQNYREKJTT0
    Media URN:
    VLVA29BU7ISNQQZRJAMQNYREKJTT0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:41:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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