Quiz Night: 18.30 hrs, Wednesday 27th January

Hosted by Claire, the Virtual Pub Quizzes have become a regular fun event and currently takes place on a bi-weekly basis on Wednesday evenings at 18.30h and lasting about 45 minutes to 1 hour max. There are regularly around 20 participants who enjoy, not just the quiz, but also meeting up and chatting. 

Widen your horizons! eg When did Switzerland join the UN? 1952 or 1972 or 2002?

Name these actors and actresses.

You never know when you need to have that fact ready to drop into the conversation and impress everyone or to kill the conversation or maybe both!!

For this pub quiz you will need:  

  • Paper, 
  • Pen 
  • Drinks & Snacks (to make it feel like a pub)  

You will also need a computer, tablet or smartphone, that has a video camera installed and speakers and/or headphones.  This will use the Zoom video calling software.  To do this you will need to download the Zoom app.

You can use the link below for ZOOM CLIENT FOR MEETINGS in advance it will take you through to a page to help you download the software needed. The URL to download the ZOOM Software to your laptop or Mac is


LOGIN DETAILS:  Login details will be emailed to registered quiz members on the day of the quiz.   These details include a MEETING ID and a PASSWORD which should be entered when joining the quiz.  You may be asked to wait in a ZOOM Waiting Room before being allowed in by the quiz administrator, who will have been advised that you are there. 

To register for the quiz, please email Henley at bbcpubquizclub@gmail.com with a copy to Claire at eventorgcs@bordeauxbritish.com

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A Novel Idea – 18.30h, Tuesday 1st February

Our ‘A Novel Idea’ Book Club read and review will be‘‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” by John Le Carré on the 1st February. Please join us on ZOOM.

A modern classic in which John le Carré expertly creates a total vision of a secret world, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy begins George Smiley’s chess match of wills and wits with Karla, his Soviet counterpart.

It is now beyond a doubt that a mole, implanted decades ago by Moscow Centre, has burrowed his way into the highest echelons of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of its most vital operations and its best networks. It is clear that the double agent is one of its own kind. But which one? George Smiley is assigned to identify him. And once identified, the traitor must be destroyed.

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A Novel Idea – 18.30h, Tuesday 1st March

Our ‘A Novel Idea’ Book Club read and review will be‘‘Portraits of France” by Robert Daley on the 1st March. Please join us on ZOOM.

Freely mixing travelogue, history and offhand cultural commentary, Daley’s serendipitous journey appraises France’s soul. Whether he is expressing consternation at Avignon’s immense Palace of the Popes, monument to medieval extravagance, or tracking the legend of bike racer Jacques Anquetil, Daley has a knack for the telling detail, the unusual observation.

A few of these 19 vignettes delve into little-known events, like the building of French concentration camps in the Pyrenees during WW II. Among the indelible portraits we find those of French soldier- politican-aristocrat Lafayette, Grace Kelly, Scottish novelist Tobias Smollett (inventor of the “fabulous Riviera” mystique) and De Gaulle, an obscure brigadier general in 1940 worried mainly about his wife and retarded daughter.

Other pieces deal with Lourdes, Bordeaux, a perfume factory in Grasse, Jules Massenet writing operas in Paris and the Sansons family, which operated the guillotine through six generations.

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A Novel Idea – 18.30h, Tuesday 5th April

Our ‘A Novel Idea’ Book Club read and review will be“Pure” by Andrew Miller on the 5th April. Please join us on ZOOM.

Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing it.

At first Baratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason. But before long, he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to his own.

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