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Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies

The Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies is part of the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is the focus of a flourishing interest in contemporary Spain in Britain. The Centre organizes different events and promotes an exciting range of  publications, in the form of a series of books as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals on the history, politics, society and economy of Spain.

E-mail: cbcentre@lse.ac.uk| 

Lent Term 2015

Thursday 29th January 2015, 16.00
Research Students' Discussion Group
Venue: Cañada Blanch Seminar Room COW1.11, 1st floor of Cowdray House, LSE 

Monday 9 February 2015
Screening of Las 13 Rosas
(13 Roses), Dir. Emilio Martinez Lázaro. Spain/ Italy, 2007, 100 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Followed by a Q&A session with Prof. Paul Preston
Venue: City of London School for Girls, St Giles Terrace, London EC2Y 8BB

Thursday 19 February 2015, 18.00
Screening of the documentary  |War is Beautiful|,
Dir. Aelwen Wetherby. UK/ USA/ Spain, 2014, 55 mins.
Presented by Dr. Aelwen Wetherby (University of Oxford)
Chair: Paul Preston
Venue: Cañada Blanch Seminar Room COW1.11, 1st floor of Cowdray House, LSE 

Thursday 26 February 2015, 18.00
Photographer Gerda Taro during the Spanish Civil War

Speaker: Jane Rogoyska
Chair: Paul Preston
Venue: Cañada Blanch Seminar Room COW1.11, 1st floor of Cowdray House, LSE 

Saturday 7 March 2015, 11.00 - 17.00
Len Crome Memorial Conference|
Guernica: The destruction of a town and the creation of a masterpiece|
Speakers: Gijs van Hensbergen (Art Historian), Nicholas Rankin (Author),Helen Little(Tate Britain) andManuel Moreno (Basque Children of '37 Association, Chairman)Chair: Prof.  Paul Preston
Venue: The Manchester Conference Centre and Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB

Thursday 26 March 2015, 19.30
Keele World Affairs, Keele University

Spain: The Myths and Legacy of General Franco|
Speaker: Paul Preston
Venue: Westminster Theatre, Chancellors Building, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG


Michaelmas Term 2014

Thursday 25th September 2014, 16.00
Research Students' Discussion Group

Venue: Cañada Blanch Seminar Room COW1.11, 1st floor of Cowdray House, LSE 

Sunday 28th September 2014, 16.00
Dublin Festival of History|

The Last Stalinist: The Life of Santiago Carrillo|
Paul Preston in conversation with Paddy Woodworth
Place: Dublin Castle, The Printworks Venue, Castle Street, 2 Dublin, Ireland

Thursday 9th October 2014, 16.30
The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
|Spain’s Memory Wars
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A conversation between Paul Preston, Jane Rogoyska (Writer and Filmmaker) and Jeremy Treglown (Author and Literary Critic)
Place: Montpellier Gardens, The Salon, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1UW

Thursday 16th October 2014, 18.00 
Cañada Blanch Seminar

Spanish spies in the United Kingdom during the Second World War
Speaker: Michael Alpert (Univ. Westminster)
Chair: Paul Preston
Venue: Cañada Blanch Seminar Room COW1.11, 1st floor of Cowdray House, LSE

Our events are free and open to all. If you would like to keep up to date with these and other events of similar interest, contact us at cbcentre@lse.ac.uk| to be added to our mailing list. 

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